Saturday, March 24, 2007

I always knew this would happen

March 24th 2007

I just got robbed at knife point 30 minutes ago. I was stopped in the middle of the road and had a home made, raggedy looking blade held to my stomach with nothing but luck separating myself from watching my guts floating down the sewer. I'm fine, only lost some $200 in Francs CFA. I was more or less waiting for something like this to happen andf course this was my own fault, trying to be too down and taking scooter taxis through non-tourist territory late at night. I feel damn lucky to be unharmed...

Time for a couple of stiff drinks at the hotel bar.

...shiiit!


Final results from my current digging tour through Benin will follow within the next few days.

7 comments:

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Vincent said...

Thank God you're okay... we'll be praying for you.

Andreas said...

Sorry bro, I respect your bush crate digging activities, but come on - getting killed by some strangers in a dirty street for 200 hundred dollars? On the other side risking your life for some dogs, I can understand it till some point, but...
Maybe you should lay back a while.. ;-)

Andreas


P.S.: The blog of my former boss, who just moved to cabo verde: http://derfu.de/

heeeth said...

Crazy tale! Glad to hear you're okay. Thank you for the mixes.

thisistomorrow said...

man that sucks... be safe...
mike

Frank said...

Thanx for the support...

this was mostly my own fault, it was just a bad idea to move by scooter taxi late at night. It's not easy to get a car in Cotonou and scooters are cheap. I've been (attempted to be) mugged before but this time it was the scenery of an empty, dark and rainy street plus the sight of this crude homemade knife with a big ragged blade and tape wrapped around the handle that got me shook up a bit.

MrC said...

greetings .. i've just stumbled here .. grabbing some of the mixes right now - looking forward to hearing them .. sounds like you're having a right ol' journey out there hunting for slabs of the wonderous vinyl

peace out
MrC
http://ylow.blogspot.com/
;)