Travel Blogs from Saint-Louis
A lot happened this past week! I didn't even have time to write a blog post, so I’m going to have to give you the highlights of the week. I learned a lot about how business is done in Sénégal, and how things are different from what I’m used to back home. First, as Ousmane told me, things are in slow motion here. By slow motion, he means that the pace of life and the pace of transactions are not as hurried or quick as what we deal with in Canada. Second, in Microfinance, ...
... of the house where I’m staying.
Tuesday was my first day of work at the project. The
Projects Abroad Microfinance office is a 3 minute walk from my host family’s
house. Ousmane is the person in charge of the Microfinance programme and Oumar
is his assistant.
Here’s a little about the project/program:
It’s a microfinance initiative aiming to help the Talibé secure a sustainable
future for themselves through small ...
Saint Louis to jesdno z wiekszych miast w Senegalu. Stanowi on osrodek administracyjny dla calej prowincji Sant Loui. Zamieszkuje je okolo 200 000 mieszkancow, z jednej strong miasto jest otoczono rzeka, z drugiej wybrzezem oceanu. Dodatkowo niedaleko od miasta znajduje sie rezerwat przyrody, Park Barberie. Zatem czego chciec wiecej? Rzeka, ocean z przepiekna plaza, oraz chmary kolorowego ptactwa i roznorodna roslinnosc. Brak zimy ...
Idyla... a przynajmniej take mogloby ...
... The device also serves as an odometer letting us know how far we have travelled since we started this morning. All these benefits come at a price. One has to manage the device like a pet making sure it gets its (satellite) feed whenever one is on the move. Recording all milestones using the softkeys available is a frustratingly time consuming exercise and leaves you behind while the others have moved on impatiently. Having to hold it ...
... of this, tam-tam drums could be head in the village a few days later. Apparently, nobody told the "faux-lions" (false lions) their party was canceled.
Bare-chested men had decorated their muscular bodies with: feathers; fake leopard and dalmation skins; shells; skunk tails and ferret skins; hot pink and neon green and white ruffly pants; and black-and-white facial paint. They ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking