Life in Dakar

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Life in Dakar

Senegal is colorful, challenging, (often) hot, and always full of the unexpected. As expats living and working in Dakar, here’s what our day to day looks like.

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The Rock of Gibraltar

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The Rock of Gibraltar

Leaving Morocco behind, we crossed into Southern Spain where we climbed the Rock of Gibraltar. There, we were able to look across the Mediterranean and into North Africa.

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Into the Blue

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Into the Blue

Swept into a sea of blue-washed walls, we explored the Moroccan village of Chefchaouen and took a hike in the Rif Mountains. There, the traditional souk highlighted leather goods and intricate Berber-style blankets crafted by local artisans.

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The Chellah

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The Chellah

We entered the ancient fortress—an escape from modern Rabat—and spent the day exploring the Roman ruins of Chellah in Morocco.

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A Ramble of Rabat

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A Ramble of Rabat

We took ourselves on a walking tour of Morocco's capitol when an unexpected turn of events left us without a hostel in Rabat. 

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The Black Bug

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The Black Bug

Dakar + motorcycles: some say they are synonymous. But when it came time to purchase our motorcycles in Dakar, we ran into a few, er... roadblocks. In the end, we... rallied? [PART 1 of 2]

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La Voile d’Or

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La Voile d’Or

We set out to explore Dakar on foot. At the end of our odyssey, we had tasted the Senegalese culture, met a few locals, and discovered a contrast of Dakar's beaches.

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From East to West

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From East to West

We’re moving from Africa’s green belt to the continent’s arid top half! Here’s some information about our new host country and what we will be doing in West Africa.

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10 Reasons Why We Love Uganda

10 Reasons Why We Love Uganda

As we look forward in anticipation of what is to come, we also reflect on our favorite things about living in Uganda...

The Crested Crane

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The Crested Crane

One Sunday, our girls shared African folklore with us and we learned how Uganda’s Crested Crane received its crown of gold feathers…

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Returning home

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Returning home

This week our girls return home to the village for term break. For some, this transition is more difficult than others, as much has happened while they’ve been at school…

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Sisters and Daughters

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Sisters and Daughters

As parents and guardians arrived on campus for Visitation Day, we were reminded of why we are living in Uganda and why we came to work at this school…

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The Bag

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The Bag

When fire was set to a nearby sugar cane field, we prepared our expat go-bags and were forced to evaluate our most basic needs…

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