Salaamaleekum! Peace be upon you all.
Apologies for the time it takes to write these things. There’s always much to be said, but when I sit down, I feel like a blog just can’t do this experience justice; but as I always say, I’ll try my best!
Updates:1. Geoff came and went. Most visitors don’t stay more than 2-weeks – Geoff stayed for a month in West Africa. Granted 2-weeks were spent travelling to Cape Verde, but there were 2-more awesome weeks spent in my village. He’ll be the first to tell you that he fell in love with the slow, village life; it’s easy to do when your biggest worries are “I wonder if I’ll have diarrhea today”. LOL! Geoff cracked groundnuts, took bucket baths, explored the Gambian bush, and much much more. OH YEAH, we had a wedding! It was a playground wedding, filled with drummers and asobes (matching outfits with Geoff and my family). It was an amazing learning experience to have a guest from America, for him and myself. I hope it’s not the only time I’ll have a visitor. I’ll post just a few pictures here:
|Geoff running down the side of an ACTIVE VOLCANO!|
|On FOGO, one of the islands in Cape Verde off the coast of W. Africa|
|Wedding day matching tye-dye outfits! How Peace Corps lol|
|My Gambian family and our "asobe"s (matching outfits) for the wedding!|
|And you thought YOU get dirty on the dance floor!|
Wolof women do it right.