Sunday, February 17, 2008

asaalam maalekum!

Valentines Day:
My friends and I went into town after school and treated ourselves to a nice Lebanese dinner. We had the most amazing hummus and vin rose and chocolate cake for dessert with vanilla ice cream. :-)

*this is our lovely hummus and wine*

*this is my "twin" Natalie and our amazing dessert*

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday) the entire CIEE crew went to Toubab Dialaw - an amazing little beach resort south-east of Dakar. Here's a map:

*picture of our hotel from the beach*

It was SO much fun and VERY relaxing.
We got to participate in a workshop too. We got to choose between: Batik (designing patterns on cloth and then dying the cloth), Pottery, Drumming, and Dance.
I paid a little bit extra so I could to two activities: Drumming and Dance.
I learned a lot and it was really fun too.

Last night they had a performance where we were able to watch some amazing drumming and dancing.

I also spent a lot of time on the beach and am starting to get a bit of a tan. :-)

Here are some more pictures for you. Hope you enjoy them :-)

Here's a link to view all of my photos from this trip:

Hope all is well back at home. Please keep commenting - I like reading about what's going on in the rest of the world.

Ba beeneen yoon!


Dannielle said...

So fun...
I miss you and I hope things are going well. Your pictures are amazing. You look like you are getting some sun. Thanks for the map, such that it is. I had pretty much given up finding a good one.
Have a great day!


mom said...

Valentines dinner looks wonderful. I am glad you got out and celebrated together. Today it is snowing (just flurries) so it is refreshing to see sunshine, beaches and no winter coats. I am sorry to say I can feel no pity that the water is cold. Soak it all in while you can. Love, mom

thatguyzach said...

mmmmmmm Lebanese food!

I = Jealous

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