Au Revoir

As I sit in my room back in NYC I write this post with a heavy heart. No words can ever describe how much this trip meant to me and how much I’ve truly learned from it. Continue reading “Au Revoir”


Senegalese Street Vendors


These were amongst some of the popular things sold outside. Those sandwiches would be about 500 CFA (1 USD) and this one which I got by the African Renaissance monument was by far my favorite. I got it with chicken, noodles and fries (the lady accidentally put Yassa which I picked out). I was always afraid to eat outside because it is typical for someone who sees you eating to ask for food and you’re expected to share (saying no in Senegal is extremely uncommon)

While in Senegal one thing I must say is that you kind of have to forget about germs; food is handled with the same hands money is dealt with, gloves are never used and as I’ve previously stated..flies every where.

The first day was the only day I ate with my hands (for the experience), you can tell by how messy the sheet is in some parts that some of us did a better job than others with this (but we all made a mess). We would crush the rice into balls with our hand and use our thumbs to put it in our mouth. If you ever had a bone you would place it under the plate in your designated triangular area. 


These are very popular in Senegal and the closest thing I could relate these to are empanadas. They are usually stuffed with onions and (spicy) ground beef and can come in a variety of different sizes.

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