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index, month 21

Posted by clare on August 26th, 2006

Freshly detached wheels my sept-place had to swerve around on the road to Dakar while following a small bus: 1 Fingers our Dakar-to-Tamba sept-place driver had on each hand: 6 Rumored cost of boat passage from Senegal to the Canary Islands, in CFA: 600,000 Approximate equivalent in dollars: 1,200 Holes I dug for transplanting trees: […]

donkey of the month, august

Posted by clare on August 19th, 2006

Mr. August: But there’s more! I uploaded a veritable assload of donkey pictures today.

can you visualize whirled peas?

Posted by clare on August 15th, 2006

One of the many little-known perks of Peace Corps Volunteerhood is the sporadic receipt of Newsweek International. Random issues of this weekly publication, clearly designed for the world business traveler trying to decide which Wimbledon-endorsed Rolex is right for his lifestyle, arrive every month or two in our mailboxes, fresh from the overstock pile courtesy […]

toot toot!

Posted by clare on August 14th, 2006

Apparently, I should learn how to use TrackBack… Thanks, Matty, for the heads-up on a mention of my blog by the Austinist. An interesting time of it, indeed!

and then there are the good days

Posted by clare on August 4th, 2006

I normally hate having to be in Dakar. It’s hectic, aggressive, and expensive as all get-out. However, at this particular moment I’m in an air conditioned cafe, sitting next to a tank full of massive orange goldfish and surfing the internet over a wireless connection. I just finished a club sandwich and my photos are […]