I can’t believe I haven’t even posted about New Years! Given my wifi situation I’ve slowly started to realize most of my posts are going to be completely out of order so thank you for baring with me!

New Years was great! Unfortunately, the group that planned to go out together was split up when we attempted to take different cabs and the place we were trying to go to was difficult to find. I ended up spending New Years with another student in the program, Wondesha, and two of the tour guides Rawan and Algee. They felt really bad that they didn’t have Russell’s number (the person with the other girls) so we couldn’t all meet up so they tried really hard to show us a good time. We spent a lot of time driving around trying to find a good place, some places were very packed and the guys didn’t want us to go their because as foreigners they didn’t think it would be the safest environment for us.

We ended up going to a place called “L’Endroit”. The music was good although sometimes they repeated some songs and I had a great time dancing. At first Wondesha was upset about to split from everyone but I reminded her that being upset wasn’t going to change the circumstances and I was able to get her to start dancing a bit and enjoy herself a little more.

The guys were great, really trying hard to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and Rawan is one of those people who can have a party all by themselves…the perfect kind of person to go out with. I learned a couple dances and spent all night dancing like if no one was watching, don’t know where I got that boost of confidence from but I’m glad I did. Although I had a great time the place was “toubab” (more for foreigners/Europeans) and I told the guys next time we go out we want to go to a place they would regularly go to with more Senegalese culture.

All in all this was a great way to start the New Year.


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