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At the headland we seemed to have come across the edge of the village. We watched some young kids practice fishing with a net and then spoke to a young girl and practiced our French. The sun was getting hotter so we headed back to camp for a swim. I had spotted a windsurfer so asked the owners if we could use it and then spent the rest of the afternoon playing with it in the water. I ...
... the Fisherman.
Ayoub had recently seen three hippopotami, including a baby, while he was setting his net in the river. These dangerous animals could've swum under his wooden boat and flipped it over with their backs. Ayoub said that when he would go to retrieve his net, he would strike the side of his boat three times with a stick. If a hippopotamus was around, it would surely lift ...
... this), they didn't have (that).
Maybe the moral to this story was that more people should play with buckets of sand?
By this point, I'd realized that kids were pronouncing "Dubob" with a "T" and not a "D". In agreement with French spelling rules, this Senegalese word was written:
Being a toubab didn't help me to catch a ride, as I tried hitchhiking south from Saint-Louis. I gave ...
... people quickly disappeared. At lunch time, we arrived at Rosso Mauritanie. Since the bridge we were heading for had collapsed, we had to cross the Senegal River at Rosso. We waited in the baking heat (35 degrees) for our papers to be processed and for the ferry to return.
I spent a while talking to the people there (Ishmael and David) and enjoyed just whiling away the time. We crossed the river quickly and then we were in Rosso-Senegal.
After a ...
... a pool and good meals. That was when we said - "this is how we imagined our semester abroad to be";)
I also realized learning french is gonna be a real challenge for me, but also really good since i usually start talking before i know what i wanna say. But that just doesnt work anymore ;)
Today will be our first class in Wolof - the language most spoken here.