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