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Getting ill overseas–Challenges of living abroad-Dec 2012

“Guys, I think I might need to go home. I’m feeling really sick,” I said to the kids Thursday as we walked from the parking lot towards the school entrance. A wave of exhaustion and nausea had washed over me in the … Continue reading

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What the kids miss…

Friends Family paved roads everywhere basketball team basketball practice access to television whenever they want texting on her cell phone wearing hoodies wearing boots and Uggs (Maggie) a microwave Things that have filled the void: new friends-both kids outdoor recess … Continue reading

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Reality 101

We’ve been here long enough that once I leave our house and head to school, it is quite possible to not see the evidence that we are living in a third world country. There are office buildings, banks, European grocery … Continue reading

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Delivery Dakar style

I won’t be able to touch on all the different ways things get delivered here in Dakar, but it’s safe to say you won’t see a UPS, USPS or any other form of standardized delivery system here (unless you count … Continue reading

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Mystery structure being built

In the middle of the courtyard, there has been a mystery structure emerging over the last five weeks. At first there was just three sets of rebar sticking up (the photo above, but only the rebar part to the right) … Continue reading

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Just walking around the campus …

gives me a full-fledged sweat, like I had just exercised vigorously for an hour! Whew!

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