FOOD FRIDAY 25 Pizza Party

Last weekend several volunteer friends and I got together to make a feast of epic proportions – comfort food to remind us of home, pizza! We all got together in Linguere, a region in the north of Senegal. There we had the house to ourselves, perfect for whipping up 11 pizzas with wonderfully punny names!   Starting mid-afternoon we started in on the first pie.  … Continue reading FOOD FRIDAY 25 Pizza Party


One of the most important ceremonies in Senegalese culture is the ngente or baptism.  7 days after the birth everyone comes together to bless the baby, eats good food, and party!  At the ngente the new baby is named and welcomed into the community. For this event the mom usually gets a fancy new complet made and gets her hair and make-up done.  The baby … Continue reading FOOD FRIDAY 24


I want this blog to be an honest representation of my Peace Corps service here in Senegal.  And while everything I’ve written about have come from my real experiences here, I haven’t written about all my experiences.  Almost everything I’ve posted thus far has been happy and relatively carefree.  Of course I’m very glad that many of my moments here have been as such, but … Continue reading Honesty