- Ile de Gorée, Dakar, SénégalI'm in Dakar for 1.5 days to get a Visa to Ghana. The somewhat funny part of this is that I also had to purchase a Visa on entry to Senegal. I had breakfast with a really nice couple from Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 15, 2013
- Quick UpdateSorry for not posting sooner, but our internet connection was basically nonexistent until this week. My first month here was spent in Dakar just getting used to everything and bonding with little man so he would be okay when he Posted by 3ifBySEA in Senegal and Beyond | Sep 29, 2012
- Bonjour!So after nearly 2 years of traveling Asia together Gabrielle and I have finally separated :( We're both out on our own adventures now and will have separate blogs going.
For the next 5 months I'm going to be a Posted by 3ifBySEA in Senegal and Beyond | Jul 22, 2012
- Research: 'Sh*t to shelter'...or 'panning for gold'Research: “Sh*t to Shelter”…or “panning for gold”
I have just over a month left in my fieldsite, having been delayed by 2 weeks due to a horrible eye infection (see previous entry). I realised that although I have learned a fair Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jun 2, 2012
- WitchcraftAny excuse to grumble, but I think I’ve been bewitched!! and it really hurts….
I remember doing an essay on gender and witchcraft beliefs (what goes around comes around eh) in my previous masters, and did a literature review on witchcraft Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jun 2, 2012
- Biding our time in SenegalThe weather has improved to near-ideal conditions here in Dakar, but is not yet suitable in Monrovia. So here we sit...just as well, as the drilling rig that we are supposed to be flying to hasn't shown up yet.
Posted by drewgagne in The Liberian Express | Feb 10, 2012
- 7 Feb - DakarToday was a maintenance day. We went back to the airport to tidy up the helicopter a bit. When we got back to the hotel, I hooked up with a local contact that a friend had put me in touch Posted by drewgagne in The Liberian Express | Feb 8, 2012
- 6 Feb - Dakhla to DakarPerdon a los habla-espanoles, no me dio tiempo de traducir mi reporte de hoy...lo ajustara ya que tenga mas tiempo.
Today was a tough day...we learned the hard way that forecasts in Africa are not necessarily as reliable as those Posted by drewgagne in The Liberian Express | Feb 7, 2012
- Cold season, what cold season?! ...and politicsYes, indeed, cold season, there is no cold season… ‘Winter’ probably kicked in around mid November. This means that we started to sleep inside the house rather than out in the yard, because it gets chilly around 4am. Everyone else Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Dec 31, 2011
- Research? What research?!SORRY for the delay, several concerned family members have been convinced that I have fallen off the edge of the earth… I guess I have been busy, although not in quite the way I had hoped! The past 2 months Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Dec 31, 2011
- Sheep heads, scorpions and other joys of fieldworkApologies apologies for not writing this thing for…3 months! shock, it shouldn’t have been that long. Basically I went to my fieldsite for 6 weeks and although I could have gone to the town hall and gone on the internet, Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Oct 7, 2011
- PoliticsThis has been a rather apolitical blog so far, so should probably fill you all in on the current situation, seeing as it may have hit the news – although I’m not actually sure it hit the Anglophone news as Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jul 15, 2011
- Down SouthI’m back in Dakar! I’ve been back over a week really but have been very busy with writing up results and so on so a bit delayed.
My stay in the south was – as you can imagine – no Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jul 15, 2011
- A taste of pulaar cultureOn the last weekend before the end of my pulaar classes, my teacher extremely kindly invited me to her home town of Thiès, to meet her family and go to an evening organised to celebrate the first birthday of a Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jun 3, 2011
- The Grandmothers of Velingara (II)Given the high prevalence of female circumcision, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and high levels of dropping out of school, GMP’s strategy has been to change community ideas around these issues, in favour of girls’ development. Although they acknowledg Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jun 3, 2011
- The Grandmothers of Velingara (I)Now that pulaar classes are over, I am working full steam ahead on getting my research project finalised for my two weeks in the south, for my internship. I’ve told quite a few people about this, but it merits a Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Jun 3, 2011
- This really is the last time, I promiseOk this really is the last time that I will mention wrestling or wrestlers of any shape or form, I promise, but this was pretty special. For my birthday my friends managed to get a ‘meeting’ with EUMEU SEN – Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | May 11, 2011
- SUNDAY - MAY 1 - LATERDAKAR, SENEGAL, AFRICA
In the afternoon of Sunday, May 1st (Senegal time) we watched the Navy Destroyer leave the harbor in Dakar. We awoke in the morning to hear the Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 3 | May 2, 2011
- SUNDAY - MAY 1 DAKAR, SENEGAL, AFRICA
We pulled into port before sunrise, and docked right next to the U.S. Navy! What a wonderful sight.
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- What wedding?It is the day of the royal wedding and in Dakar you just wouldn’t know. I am very upset, I feel like across the ocean everyone is having a big party with bunting, and sausages and cheese+pineapple on sticks without Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 29, 2011
- More wrestlingThis Monday was Easter Monday, I did nothing Easter related but because it was a public holiday the Senegalese – you guessed it - went to the wrestling! I also went this time, so can say it was pretty much Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 26, 2011
- Independence DayLast Monday 4th April was Independence Day, a national holiday. My language teacher said that in the past people generally had the day off work, and would go to the centre of town to party. In the past decade though, Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 17, 2011
- A shout-out to my fans...Just a big thank you to everyone who is reading this blog!! I really didn't expect people would, but I'm getting lots of feedback and it's really nice to know. But let's see how enthusiastic you are after a year Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 16, 2011
- Food *glorious* foodDavid recently asked me if people in Senegal eat lots of boiled rice and fish, like they do in Namibia. The answer is…yes, hell yes.
I should point out that one of the main reasons I wanted to live in a Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 4, 2011
- Home from homeHere are pictures of my cushy apartment, in Sacre Coeur district, 10 mins walk from the language school. It really is rather nice, but I am paying a fortune for it (about £350 a month – similar to Brighton prices) Posted by pikku_myy in Al Rihlah | Apr 4, 2011