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... seems that I will be coming home a domestic goddess! I have learnt to wash my clothes Senegalese style, to wash the dishes Senegalese style, to mop the floor Senegalese style (try wiping the floor with a cloth, WITHOUT bending your knees) and my Senegalese dishes now include: chips and popcorn! I did cook with Aicha yesterday, lentils and beef (made a nice different to fish, rice and leftover Tabaski ram!) and Amee and I nailed cake for Marieme’s birthday! We have ...
... me in.
So in summary life right now is pretty good. Classes can get long and seemingly tedious sometimes but I am eating a lot better than at site, I get to play with a puppy all day and I am reunited with all my friends. It’s just like PST all over again; movie nights, happy hours at Church (the name for the bar and since Muslims don’t drink they name the bar after our place of worship) and long walks on the beach. Ok I made that last part up there is no beach.
... onions, it took 4 of us 3 hours to cut the HUGE pile, there were perhaps 60-70 onions. It took me a while to learn how to dice an onion Senegalese style – try dicing an onion in your hands with a blunt knife and no chopping board!! Amee unfortunately had to retire early due to cutting her thumb. At meal times, there were around 20 around one plate of food and the animal instincts kicked in. Full of good food everyone was very welcoming and chatty, asking us about our ...
... of traffic and busy streets. We had to go several time on side roads (with bumps and holes) to get there early. When there is a traffic jam, you find that the roads are filled with people selling fruits, water, car spare parts and other product. Everywhere is a place to make business.
At 10h45, we finally arrived at Dakar Maritime Port to get the ferry to Gorée Island. It's already hot and the temperature is rising fast. The fresh maritime breeze cools a little but it's ...
... friendly staff and amazing food. The hotel cat is always wandering nearby, meowing for some attention, but never bothering or hurting the guests.
He's just looking for some scraps that fell on the floor, nothing else. :)
After dinner, as usual, we went for a small walk on the hotel premisses enjoying the moonlight, the music and the warm weather of Senegal.
Time to go to bed and sleep.
See you tomorrow!