Travel Blogs from Pointe des Almadies, Senegal

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New Year's Eve in Africa, Tambacounda, Senegal travel blog

New Year's Eve in Africa

A travel blog entry by mafoley

It would be truly amazing if I gained weight on this trip. I am stuffed after a big dinner (so yes, I did eat the food over there-at least for a little while). I am slowly becoming more optimistic about the trip despite our last few meetings with the ...

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 ...

2 week update, st louis, Senegal travel blog

2 week update

A travel blog entry by liselle

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Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the nice messages and sorry I cant reply individually. Things are going really well now that I have started on my placementsso time is flying by! On Monday to Wednesday mornings I am helping out with 4 and 5yr olds at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Life in the slow lane., Sokone, Senegal travel blog

Life in the slow lane.

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

... half way through the Peace Corps journey.  Its a great opportunity to see how the daily life of an American living in Senegal really works. Yesterday one of Julie's host cousins got married and was graced with 3 'Toubabs' (white people) at her ...

long time since my last blog, st louis, Senegal travel blog

long time since my last blog

A travel blog entry by liselle

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hey everyone! its been a zhile since ,y last decent internet connection and i dont have much time now so just a quick update...didnt end up going to Dakar as a couple of people in the group got ill! so just did the beach and scooter ride instead! so Much ...

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 ...

Coming Home, Kolda, Senegal travel blog

Coming Home

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

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... I have an amazing number of stories like this, some from my own experience and some from the experiences of my friends here in Senegal.  It certainly hasn't been dull.  I look forward to seeing and talking to all of you about my time here upon ...

Back in Theis, Theis, Senegal travel blog

Back in Theis

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

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... thin in two months, but for now he still laughs. From what I've been able to gather there are two cities in Senegal that need urban ag volunteers and that speak primarily Fulakunda.  I will likely be located in either the city of Kolda or ...

Lots of holidays, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

Lots of holidays

A travel blog entry by nrubin

... is still not anywhere near as clean as cities in the US but there is a charm here that is hard to find anywhere else in Senegal.  Plus there are pretty good restaurants and all the hotels have little roof top bars where we would go to get a drink ...

I'm hungry...it's Ramadan, Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

I'm hungry...it's Ramadan

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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... nbsp; More to come on this later once I have figured out how to reasonably solve the situation.     It wouldn't be Senegal if there were not multiple problems for a volunteer to deal with at site. Not only is the water pump broken but so is ...

Marem Diop laa tuddo., Tasette, Senegal travel blog

Marem Diop laa tuddo.

A travel blog entry by nrubin

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... came to.  We definitely stood out, not so much for our whiteness but our terrible dance skills.  Somehow everyone in Senegal grows up a professional dancer through osmosis so we attempted to hold our own, to no avail.  The dance went on ...

1st entry, Thies,, Senegal travel blog

1st entry

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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  So my first 13 days in Senegal have been amazing.  We arrived in Dakar, the capital, at 500am which was about an hour and a half earlier than we were supposed to arrive.  Thus, upon our arrival at the airport the Peace Corps greeting crew ...

Swearing in and Install, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

Swearing in and Install

A travel blog entry by nrubin

Its been one week since the big day when the Peace Corps van drove away leaving us a long at our sites and life is still interesting.  I've just barely begun to figure stuff out around here but I suppose I'll get the hang of things in time.  ...

My recent turn-around , Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

My recent turn-around

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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... in my new life and what is simply not worth it. For example, as I stated in an earlier entry, many people in Senegal find it appropriate to ask volunteers for any and everything a volunteer has that the Senegalese person does not.  I am still not ...

Ecotourism expo and Dakar, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

Ecotourism expo and Dakar

A travel blog entry by nrubin

12-8-08 Ok so the dates are getting confusing because the last entry is old but its going to have to go up at the same time this one does because I was lazy last time I was at the internet and spent too much time on gchat.  I'm back once again ...

All that Jazz, Saint Louis, Senegal travel blog

All that Jazz

A travel blog entry by rebeccavitkovit

So there is an international jazz festival at saint louis so we thought it would be a good idea to head up to north senegal to check it out.  Webooked our hostel in advance and confirmed it aswell (as you have to do here in africa) and all seremed ...

1 Month at Site!, Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

1 Month at Site!

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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So I am alive after one month of living in the middle nowhere in Sub-Saharan Africa! I arrived in site on April 28th, 2009; the PC car drove three of us to our individual sites, dropped us off, and there we were...alone and in the middle of the desert. ...

Ramadan is over!, Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

Ramadan is over!

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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     Ramadan is over! While I enjoyed bonding with the family every night after breaking fast at sunset, I am glad Ramadan is over.  Imagine not eating for 30 days from 5am to 715pm, everyone was exhausted and it bummed me out ...

Barracuda, Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Barracuda

A travel blog entry by kathy28

Big fish to catch, barracuda and even ...

Thanksgiving, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

Thanksgiving

A travel blog entry by nrubin

12-1-08 Its already well into the Christmas season but now that my internet time is limited my updates are going to lag a bit.  I had my first taste of American holidays Peace Corps style at Thanksgiving, which thankfully fell just a few weeks ...

WAIST and back to site, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

WAIST and back to site

A travel blog entry by nrubin

... had thought of starting.  But generally, and this was the theme throughout all of WAIST, I really enjoyed spending time with the SEnegal volunteers from all regions.  ALthough I was just meeting many of them it was great to hang out with the people I ...

Ce N’est Pas Comme ca en Amérique, Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

Ce N’est Pas Comme ca en Amérique

A travel blog entry by ksterba

So this blog is dedicated to a list of Senegal-specific things/characteristics, and perhaps other 3rd world countries, that myself and a my neighbor volunteer put together.  These are attributes that one would most likely never ...

4th of July!, Keur Ndongo, Senegal travel blog

4th of July!

A travel blog entry by ksterba

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... ; The funny thing about all of this is I think many volunteers never considered themselves overly patriotic before coming to Senegal; however, this country will make one appreciate the amazing things American has to offer.  I certainly value many of ...

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