Monday, January 23, 2012

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The Cook ladies visit Linguere!!!

I was so lucky to host my mom and sister over the Christmas holiday. I can't believe I've had my parents and sister visit my home here and traveled around the country. It was amazing to see familiar faces and allow myself some general silliness throughout their trip. It was a much appreciated break from my normal routine here.

So check out some pictures of our trip.

My photos online!

Hey guys, just wanted to let you that I have Picasa now that makes it so easy for me to share my photos online for free. So please check out these amazing photos that Joe Cook took while visiting in November!!

Joe Cook comes to Senegal

My amazing dad came to visit me over the Thanksgiving holiday. He flew in and we went straight to Linguere on a long, but fun 8-hour sept place drive. He got a small taste of how public transportation runs here. We hung out a few days, Joe got to see my little town, go to work with me, hang out at the weekly market and bike through the bush. He got to stay with my host family and see where I've been living for the last year. After that we went to the colonial city of St. Louis and hung around the fishing village. We were able to relax on the beach and catch up. The sand dunes of Lompoul were gorgeous and I'm pretty sure Joe Cook loved his camel ride. Ha. We built a little branch statue in hopes that when I came back two months later with my mom and sister that it would still be there (It was!). After that we moved on to Palmarin, which was beautiful except for a little security issue. So on to Toubab Diallou, which might be one of my favorite places in Senegal. The hotel Sabo Bade is an amazing hobbit-like village. We took a quick trip to Goree Island before I brought him back to the airport.