Category Archives: West Africa

Great Senegal blog

Kari maintains the great blog Senegal Daily and maintains Dakar Eats, a wonderful resource for expats living in Senegal. She helped with this article in the magazine for Ethiopia Air. Check it out! Fish as Feast   Advertisements

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Spin me a yarn

I loved seeing this gentleman at work this past spring at ISD during World Cultural Month and had the opportunity to chat with him, courtesy of a translator. He’s been weaving for 60 years. He is 75 years old. If … Continue reading

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Growing Papaya ‘Trees’?? Things I wonder about

I thought I’d write about these bizarre looking plants that showed up in my ‘yard’ earlier this school year and have just kept growing. It was almost if they weren’t there one day and then the next they were knee-high … Continue reading

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The winds are starting to blow

and I find the wind lovely. According to the Weather Channel, it’s only blowing about 20 mph, which has the leaves blowing almost all of the time. Sometimes gusts will blow the red dirt into the air. The winds are … Continue reading

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WAISAL- West African International School Activities League- Swim Meet

Wednesday, October 31-students arrive from other schools–MS/HS Student Council Halloween activities Thursday-Nov. 1-No School-All Saints’ Day-swim practice, away teams on tours of Dakar Friday-Nov. 2- All-School Welcome-Spirit Event! complete with our mascot all day meet, out to dinner on the … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Dakar

        First published 4/8/2012 @ Bestbookihavenotread “Wow!” sums up what my husband and I thought of our week in Senegal. “Wow!” is extra appropriate because in Wolof (the primary African language of Senegal) it translates to “good”! … Continue reading

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March trip to Dakar

  First published 3/17/2012 @ Bestbookihavenotread Satellite photo of Dakar My husband and I are preparing to travel to Dakar, Senegal at the end of the week. We’ve had our shots (8), have our malaria pills, have packed and repacked … Continue reading

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