Senegal 9th April – Resting, Senegalese Hospitality and Skyping Home

19 Apr
Senegal 9th April – Resting, Senegalese Hospitality and Skyping Home

1. After a hectic few days, some resting time. I love the multi-coloured water containers, not kettles as I first thought as they could not stand heat underneath. I’ve brought two home to use for watering window boxes etc!

Multi-coloured kettle

2. Meals are served in one very big dish for all to share. Should anyone arrive while the family are eating, they will always be invited to join in the meal. Senegalese hospitality is all-embracing.

Rice and beans with fried fish

3. We Skyped home to KJ and family and Jake said ‘ Bonjour’ to Ndeye Marie and ‘You are my cousin!”  That was a beautiful moment that was appreciated by all.


Posted by on April 19, 2012 in family, Food, Senegal, travel


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6 responses to “Senegal 9th April – Resting, Senegalese Hospitality and Skyping Home

  1. dhphotosite

    April 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I have to agree with your last comment…I hate being a tourist, so whenever we have traveled, we always set up camp in one location and go on adventures take day trips from there. You get a much better feel for the place and the folks that live there that way.

  2. sameernahar

    April 20, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Ah, I’d like me one of those kettles 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Seeing and learning different cultures and traditions.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 20, 2012 at 5:40 am

      It’ll be lovely to use the kettle in the garden. Sadly, we couldn’t get a brightly coloured one but the memory will be there anyway each time we use it.
      There is something very magical about learning about the cultures and traditions of other people, especially when one has the privilege to live right there with the family and not be a tourist 🙂

  3. Jacqueline

    April 20, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Your daily gratitude definitely inspires me! Keep the posts coming! 🙂


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