Soon, I'll be going to Dakar for <48 hours, followed by a few days in Belgium, before returning to the US. I've completely flaked on travel vaccinations, and the trip is getting close. I'm current on the more standard immunizations. I don't think that Belgium requires a yellow fever certificate, but I'm not completely sure. Any suggestions?
When I was on vacation in Chicago last year I stopped by the Field Museum and happened to catch a video in the Senegal exhibit of a musician playing and singing a song that I thought was really beautiful. I recall that he was playing the kora and that the lyrics pertained to a shaman or similar person. I have tried looking on the Field Museum website and sending them an email but no dice so far. Does anyone know who is in the video and/or the name of the song?
Does anyone have the settings for internet on Orange in Senegal? [more inside]
Someone has joined the Peace Corps and is going to Senegal, working in agro-forestry. Here is what is requested: needs, reads, before and during, what not to miss seeing, what to know, all necessary tips on the Peace Corps, Senegal and the Peace Corps in Senegal, and so on. In a word: advice. In another: experience. Hive mind, please hope me. [more inside]
Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
The mangos I ate in West Africa had a powerfully piney overtone, a scent like cotton candy mixed with turpentine. None of the blandly sweet mangos I've eaten in the US have even come close to that incredible flavor. Is there anywhere in the DC area I can find those pungent African mangos? [more inside]
Have you been to Senegal and/or Cameroon? Do you have any tips for super awesome things to see n' do there? [more inside]
What's it like volunteering in Senegal with Projects Abroad? [more inside]
I'm looking for a human rights NGO to work for in the Francophone world. My preference is for a Francophone Arab country, but I'm open to any option that would be a good work experience. Does anyone have experience or other knowledge of NGOs they would recommend? [more inside]
What type of parasitic worm (with larvae) can be contracted in Senegal that would make you feel lethargic, nervous, and have a loss of apetite? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to visit West Africa, but I do not have health insurance or a doctor. How do I go about getting the vaccinations needed, and how much will it cost? [more inside]
What is the cheapest way to call Senegal? [more inside]