Author Archives: robertbohinski

October 14

The road less traveled –

It has almost been a month since my last blog. Whilst I am based in Abuja my assignment has me auditing for the Malaria Consortium and I have been traveling around the country.  Just as when I was in Mozambique and traveled there – here in Nigeria I have done the same and that is […]

September 15

On the way home –

As I write this, Summer is coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere and for most of the folks on PULSE here in Nigeria will or have already begun their mid-trips home. This time reminds me of the song ‘On the Way Home’ by John Mayer.  A few years ago I got to see […]

September 11

Remembrance from the road 9/11

This is a shorter blog than most but felt I had to share – I’m over 7k miles from home and currently in Lagos for work and people greet me and their first words after introductions – I’m sorry for your loss – then it hits me – they may be remembering fellow Americans that […]

September 04

Time –

It’s been an interesting 4 weeks since I arrived in country and the last 10 days have been most challenging when it comes to ‘time’. We measure our life experiences by it – from the hour we set our alarms, to the gatherings between family and friends for fellowship and meals shared, milestones like birthdays, […]

August 28

The journey is all about the people you meet along the way – continued….

As per my last blog about the people we pass every day – this is the story of J.H. Local painter – Abuja Nigeria. I met J. H. (actually his name is James Henry but prefers his initials) one afternoon in the Central Business District. He was sitting in the sunshine and as is usual […]

August 17

The journey is about the people you meet along the way –

A little over a week has gone by since my fingers have taken to the keyboard of my laptop. I arrived in Abuja Nigeria and after a rather uneventful passing through border control and customs I was out the airport door for the start of a new adventure that doesn’t have me living out of a […]

August 05

Touch Down!

    Welcome to Africa! It’s been a busy 2 weeks since my last post.  I left London on Saturday 29 July for my first audit in Mozambique (MZ) and along the way had interesting experiences and personal life changing events seeing the people and work that the Malaria Consortium does in the field. After […]

July 27

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it; J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I arrived in London if only on a stayover on my way to Africa. I’ve started the journey and it’s been an interesting 2 weeks preparing for my first leg of auditing on behalf of the Malaria Consortium in Maputo, and Lichinga (Niassa Province) Mozambique. The Malaria Consortium is located near the Old Street tube station […]

In order to Arrive one must first Depart –

I started this particular blog thinking about departures – the departure from routine, departure from family and friends, departure from what is familiar… Today is the start of my journey – where will it take me? As I set forth for that drive from home to airport, I have more than just a flutter of […]

June 05

‘It’s in your hands to make a difference’ – Nelson Mandela

I begin this first blog with thoughts of the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ outside Johannesburg (Maropeng), South Africa. In the native language of Setswana, the name means ‘returning to the place of origin’ and this is where I first learned about Africa and one the most genetically diverse people on Earth.  Africa has 3000 distinct ethnic groups, and […]