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A Call to Reflect and Connect

As my last week in Senegal commences, I find that I'm exhibiting outward signs of homesickness that I'm not necessarily conscious of -- I'm petting the cats a lot more, for one.  There are cats everywhere in Senegal.  Everywhere we have traveled, there have been cats around.  I have two cats at home so I'm naturally drawn to them, but if you're not a cat person ...

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Mbour, Day 2

Day 2 in Mbour


Mbour is poor. Its a city south of the capital of Senegal, Dakar, on the Atlantic coast in West Africa.  The official population is about 600,000, though I talked to someone today who said the larger area has a population of about 3 million.  We've been staying in Saly, which is a small neighborhood or district that is slightly more affluent -- many tourist hotels ...

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