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... to Saint Louis for the ‘English Teachers of Senegal’ conference, a trip to Dakar for the British Embassy’s Carol Service (where Amee is accompanying!) and a wedding. We are then making the most of our Christmas holidays by spending some time in the Gambia with all the Senegal vols and then celebrating New Year at the Abene percussion festival with Amee’s sister. Am I excited? YES!! Bring it on!
That’s all for now, lessons to plan! Over & out ...
... though there is still an obvious language barrier there are things that, as cliché as this is, dont need words in order to be understood. My family is truly great and have been nothing short of great towards me. I am also happy to report that during my stay here my Pular is actually improving! I had my second LPI (Language Proficiency Interview) today and it went MUCH better than the first time, well considering that I didn't cry halfway through it was ...
... over I saw the fat man with meaty juice all over his piggy chin smiling wildly. With greasy shiny hands he pointed to his large belly proudly. He grabbed it in two hands to hammer his point further home. He then insisted that I took a pictures of the meat pile, and one of him and his belly like they were two things as dear to him as his own family.
Something told me he eats there quite regularly.
Rob Spackman 16th November, Gambia
... water is as hot as the ocean, (ok, maybe 1 degree hotter). Again it's time for Sun and relaxation. At 17h00, it's time to go back to our room, take a shower and get the bags. Everything is settled with the reception and at 18h10, François arrived to take us to the airport and to start our journey back to Portugal.
I'll tell you about the journey to Dakar in a while... see my next entry :)
... br> By 17h00, we decided to go to the beach again. The tides is stronger than in the morning, but still, is good for swimming. Of course, it's advisable to have sunblock on your face while swimming, because the sun is still hot and it reflects on the water, burning your skin in a few minutes.
Well, it's time to head back to our room, have a refreshing shower and get dressed for dinner.
Dinner is always great. ...