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So, Ramadan has been happening for about a week now, and honestly, I haven’t noticed as much of a difference in the streets as I’d foreseen. I mean, there are a few less street food vendors, but there’s still pretty much the same hussle and bussle. At least during the day (at night, every one […]

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This was a baayfall weekend. Friday our class went on a fieldtrip to a baayfall Daara, or compound. We all sat around on mats outside and did a little question and answer session. All the baayfalls living there had chosen to leave the comforts of their home to come and live and work for their […]

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Quick water update: We haven’t had water for a full day yet. But each day it comes on for a longer period than the previous, and the water is a little more clear every time. But I heard through the grape-vine that it’s supposed to go out all weekend again, like last weekend. Bummer! At […]

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Last night when I got home from school, the water was, again, not on. Apparently, it shut off right after I left for class yesterday and stayed off all day. Guess the water problem wasn’t resolved… as I suspected.At about 10pm last night I heard the toilet running, so I turned the faucet on and […]

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A most interesting event happened Saturday at about 3pm. Almost the entire city of Dakar lost access to running water! I had been out with the family visiting friends, and when we came back, all I wanted to do was wash my hands. I immediately went to the bathroom, turned the tap on, and nothing […]

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