Travel Blogs from Nguith, Senegal

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Spring cleaning and some darn good feelings, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Spring cleaning and some darn good feelings

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... - he taught himself English and recently just got first in his whole school and he gives me such hope for the future of Senegal) has been helping me with my community entry research and I recently just completed a map of my town.  Two evenings during ...

When mango season ends, the mangos are sour..., Nguith, Senegal travel blog

When mango season ends, the mangos are sour...

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

... ; They made a perfect head wrap!!  Then we met my father in Dakar and had a wonderful two weeks touring the coast of Senegal, relaxing on the beach to riding camels in sand dunes, mom and dad even salsa danced to sabaar drumming!  We slept in a ...

Just another day, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Just another day

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... Apparently a USAID rep was coming that afternoon and they wanted something to show...this seems to be the characteristic problem with Senegal and development, they want the stuff to make it look like they are developed on the outside but on the inside ...

Autumn in Africa, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Autumn in Africa

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Where do I begin. I suppose with the end of the rainy season which was a very defining week here in Linguere Senegal, which is apparently the epicenter of dryness.  I came back from a fabulous week in Tamba Kounda where I got to see many of my ...

Oh this Crazy heat!, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Oh this Crazy heat!

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Asalam Alekum tout la monde! I am literally living in a Sauna right now...I was sitting in my room playing kid dominoes with my two year old neice and I was wasting brain power thinking about how much hotter it would have to be if my room were really a ...

Swimming Pictures, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Swimming Pictures

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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OK all, hopefully these links to pictures will work for you?  Copy the link into your browser; http://picasaweb.google.com/dhallbert/SenegalPhotosPart1 http://picasaweb.google.com/dhallbert/SenegalPhotosPartII School will be starting ...

Sand, heat and bugs not dipped in Chocolate, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Sand, heat and bugs not dipped in Chocolate

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Asalam Malekum Im still in Senegal.  And some days its still hits me and I say "wow Im in Africa" this usually happens in the mornings when I wake up sweating because it is just so hot out;  You can imagine that this does not lend itself to ...

My very last hot season...and Mango season..., Nguith, Senegal travel blog

My very last hot season...and Mango season...

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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OK fourteen months down and ten to go.  I'm  not really counting down the days but when its this hot you wish you were anywhere else but here.  The good news is that it is the last hot season that I will have to endure and so each day ...

Tabaski Christmas, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Tabaski Christmas

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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So Tabaski, one of the biggest holidays here was pretty interesting.  We killed three rams in honor of the story of Abraham who was going to sacrifice his son to God but then at the last moment God switched the son for a sheep and the son was ...

The Circle of Life, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

The Circle of Life

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

Its amazing to feel all better.  Life is truly beautiful again and I want to do and explore again.  Some amazingly wonderful and not so wonderful things have happened lately:  We had our first really big downpour.  It was intense and ...

2008: a year to be entirely spent in AFRICA, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

2008: a year to be entirely spent in AFRICA

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... and last night for New Years, the party of the yougins, we had a disco at the school and I had a real good taste of modern Senegal dance.  It was all really great but I felt like a spectator, an observer, not really part of it...looking at it all ...

The Settling In, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

The Settling In

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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So the three days following that awful morning were in fact my first really sick days in Africa.  I had a wopping headache that no amount of medicine or visits by the motchkat (medicine man) could lessen and I couldn't keep anything down.  The ...

Ramadan: The Holy Conundrum, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Ramadan: The Holy Conundrum

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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The days were long and hot but at 7:00 when the sun tucked itself into bed, Ndogo was wicked awesome.  The family prayed together and then broke the fast with a fig and hot tea, why not water first to quench the intense thirst of Ramadan, well ...

Ngiuth: My new Home for the next two Years, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Ngiuth: My new Home for the next two Years

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Hello Everyone! So here I am in Nguith with my new family.  I am lucky to have Internet connection in my own home although if its too hot like it was yesterday the computer stays off...I think it was like 110F yesterday and I've been eating so ...

Its still hot....why can't it snow..., Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Its still hot....why can't it snow...

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... and I never know where to begin.  I guess I'll start with the fact that I ended up taking a mini vacation away from Senegal.  I thought I could hack it and stay here the whole two years but this work is the most frustrating work I've ever done ...

A difficult morning, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

A difficult morning

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... on...but I promise they are coming. Also many of you have asked for my address again and so here it is: B.P 79 Linguere Senegal West Africa Also I have a list of some new things for care packages so please hold off all packages till I send it and ...

This place never EVER ceases to amaze me, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

This place never EVER ceases to amaze me

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

... four days left of Ramadan and then Koritee with my mom! And then two weeks later my dad comes and its a little vacation in Senegal for us three! These last five month are going to be the hardest.  Because I'm dealing with a new director at the ...

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