You know you are in Africa when…

voltage-stabiliser.jpgThere is a voltage stabilizer on your fridge! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a voltage stabiliser in the UK and if I have, it would have been attached to some expensive medical or scientific equipment. Here, however, the electricty supply can vary a great deal and, what’s worse, lightening strikes can change the voltage hugely. So, it’s a wise precaution to have something to settle things down.

Another thing in the kitchen here that we don’t have at home is a water filter to purify the tap water. Generally, it isn’t a good idea to drink tap water here, but the filter makes it safe. Remembering to brush your teeth in filtered water is a chore and I find remembering to use filtered water for my morning coffee very difficult. I can’t actually remember anything till I’ve had the coffee in the first place!

Where am I? Oh, forgot to mention that. I’m in Lomé, the capital of Togo for a planning workshop and then to provide some admin support to the Bible translation leadership team here.

This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us to keep up to date with everything.