1 We all went by taxi into noisy, crowded and hectic Dakar to the British Consulate for Daniel to pick up his ‘Certificate of No Impediment’ so that he and Ami can have their Civil Wedding on Wednesday. It wasn’t ready! Ten minutes later, the Consulate called to say that it now was!!
2 We met Ami’s lovely parents in town for a ferry trip to Ile la Goree, a beautiful place with a shocking and disturbing history, it being a transit point for slaves to Europe in the 1800’s. It’s a Unesco World Heritage Site and a museum of tremendous importance. The baobab trees had lovely art work for sale attached to them.
3. Pap came into supper with his arms full of traditional outfits for us all and asked that we wear them at dinner that night. Pap, so lovely and thoughtful, also bought presents for KJ and M, our other daughters who couldn’t be with us in Senegal.
April 20, 2012 at 7:44 am
Hi, Choc Chip Uru, it was such a privilege for us to be absorbed into the family as we were and to experience real life rather than be tourist onlookers 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
April 20, 2012 at 2:38 am
You have introduced a beautiful culture here – thank you for sharing 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
April 20, 2012 at 1:56 am
Love the colors in the street, the paintings on the trees.
April 20, 2012 at 7:42 am
Thank you for visiting my blog, sameernahar 🙂 All the streets are these beautiful muted colours; it’s a very pretty place but the history made me weep.