Some pictures from my first few days in Dakar during our study abroad orientation program.
Today I met my host dad (Papa Daniel) for the first time. I heard his voice before I actually met him. He’d been gone since I arrived to Dakar and was just coming back from his pilgrimage to Jerusalem (I live with a Catholic family). Both of my host parents are retired and my Aunt … More Sept 12 – ‘Salaam Maleykum Mon Papa!’
I was just hanging out with some friends after school today and as we were walking around the neighborhood during dusk, we saw a crowd of people on one of the main roads. All the street lights and house lights were out in this area because there was no electricity and apparently, the electricity had … More Sept 9 – The Smell of Burning Rubber
Soup that my host Aunt made me…it was delicious! Today I went to the doctor. I had always thought that I had a tough traveling stomach until I came to Senegal. I went into the clinic thinking, ‘Oh no…I have malaria!’ But the doctor just chuckled and said it’s normal when one is adjusting to … More Sept 7 – Maladie in Dakar
View of Dakar from atop Renaissance Monument I was told Dakar is like a ‘little France’ and I was surprised to find that this wasn’t the case. I arrived in Dakar on Sunday afternoon. Super exhausted from my 17 hour flight from Bangkok. The first thing I noticed about Dakar as we were landing, was … More Aug 31 – From Thailand to Dakar