Here's a quick update on things that have been happening around here before the weekend gets started:
I have a slight change in my class schedule. I have dropped History of the Atlantic Slave Trade and am now taking "l'Histoire de l'Islam" (The History of Islam). It is at the same time as the other class was.
I also bartered with the taximan in WOLOF for the first time yesterday! I got a really good price too (600 CFA) to go from my home to school. (It's usually between 800-1000 CFA).
*CFA is the currency here - $1 is between 450-500 CFA. (So my taxi cost a little over a doller in US terms).
Yesterday I also ate the most amazing hamburger I've ever had in my entire life. Not only was the normal hamburger patty there, but they also put an egg (omlette) and french fries on it. Amazing, I know. :-)
Tomorrow they're having an icecream social (mmm ice cream)for the students who are attending Suffolk University (as well as for us CIEE students). So that should be a nice fun way to meet some people.
Also, I think I'm either a) getting sick or b) becoming senegalese because I woke up this morning and I was freezing. I know I have no business complaning about it being cold considering that it was about 76 degrees F when I woke up and it's snowing back in the states... but nevertheless I was COLD.
I wore a sweater on my way to school.
Yes, it's true. I wear sweaters and skirts at the same time and I'm in AFRICA.
Oh, and I think a group of us students are going to get together to watch the superbowl - so that should be exciting.
That's it for now. Please feel free to send me an e-mail or leave me a comment and let me know what's going on back in the states. I like hearing from you all.
Ba beneen yoon!