We are here!–in Thies, which I’ve realized is actually pronounced “chess.” We’ve had a busy day of language, technical, and medical interviews to help place us in a Senegal community. Some dancing and drumming. There are birds chattering everywhere–firefinches, weavers, starlings, pied crows, and hawks. We will be training here and within surrounding communities. In a couple days we will be placed in a host family.
There is much to tell–about Dakar, riding in buses, the other amazing peace corps volunteers, the birds, the food, but that may have to wait. We will be without internet for most of our training. The wireless here at the training center will be turned off tonight as past training groups have abused this privilege. But we will update you soon when we have more time to sit down.
This is the garden inside the training center.