Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Ziguinchor, Casamance Senegal 2008 I’ve been reflecting a lot on my time in Senegal lately.  When I was there I had a fundamental shift in the way I approach life.  I had such a rich experience but never fully understood everything that was going on.  Inevitably I couldn’t fully participate as the predominate language is…

Travel Moments: My Seven Super Shots

A few months back Jen at She Went Away invited me to participate in a blogger challenge entitled my seven super shots.  I loved the idea but it has taken me ages to get around to the task.  Now that I am actually going to do something with my photos (besides blogging with them) I figured it…

Senegal: Saying Goodbye

After the two weeks in Ziguinchor we headed back to Dakar to finish off our final week before returning to Toronto.  We had our last sight seeing trip planned and that was to see Lac Rose – Pink Lake. A unique bacteria in the water gives it this pink colour.  It also has a very…

Senegal: Village Life

One day we made a trip out to a village that was about 2 hours outside of Dakar.  The organisation we were with works with this village and supports them with acquiring resources (i.e grain grinding machine) and sustainment. Here women work on a plot getting it ready to plant crops. My favourite picture of…

Senegal: The Beginning

I was lucky to be chosen to participate in an international youth exchange in 2008.  This was organised through my then work place so I did not have to pay for any of it.  Another employee working at a different branch of the company, Christine, was also selected.  We spent a month and a half…