Over the past *almost* month, I have thought of several things I want to share about my time here in Dakar, but couldn’t figure out when to write about them. So, I decided today’s post would be a catch-all about different things I have noticed since arriving here. Living: – I am currently staying in a flat that has a propane stove and oven. … Read More Living In and Getting Around Dakar
Step 1: Arrive in Dakar (there’s a bunch of steps before this one, but that’s WAYYYY too much to include in this post)Step 2: Go to the research center I am affiliated with and discuss the steps to a successful research project while I am here.Step 3: Phone call from liaison to organization resulting in an appointment TOMORROW. YAY.Step 4: Meet with potential translator … Read More Some of the 87 Steps it Takes to Get a Meeting in Dakar
For quite some time, I have wanted to visit “Achelleme,” the famous fabric market in Dakar. I did some research and found this post from “Senegal Daily” which had some tips about what to expect at the market. And aside from that post and a brief description from Lonely Planet, there isn’t much information at the top of Google about what to expect. Getting to … Read More Le Marché des HLM and Tailored Clothes in Dakar
Fridays in Senegal are Mosque Day. I did not realize this until I left my flat and almost every woman in the neighborhood and on my walk to WARC was wearing traditional dresses in one of several fashions. Sooo… it’s more like “Formal Fridays.” I know this because I asked my translator when I met him this morning. Some other items of note:— I … Read More Not-So-Casual Friday
This morning, I realized that I hadn’t posted any pictures of Dakar, or talked about my first impressions since arriving 2 days ago. I’m also having some issues with Blogger and the uploading function, so the pictures might have to wait. Oh well. Onward! One of the first things I noticed when I arrive to Dakar was the GIANT statue in the center of … Read More Welcome to Dakar!
For those of you who are curious about where I’m living this month, check out this video! I also have to correct myself: My host/landlady’s name is Marijane (Mah-ree-jahn) – not Marianjae as I said in the video. Later, I will post about my first full day in Dakar, WARC, and my experiences setting up interviews for the project.