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AKA my preferred city in West Africa. Why? For the soft colors of sky, sand, and water that make the
Grand-Bassam is a UNESCO World Heritage city and the previous colonial capital of Cote d'Ivoire. It's a popular beach resort,
A number of months earlier, I attempted and stopped working to check out a check in Hebrew that I passed
I had actually never ever become aware of Korhogo, the 4th greatest city in Cote d'Ivoire, prior to a couple
... I was erasing some images from my laptop computer the other day and discovered one that I took of
It's been so long given that I remained in Cote d'Ivoire that I require the images to jog my memory.
It's been some time (once again). I have actually been hectic in the non-virtual world with things that felt a
I have actually been believing a lot about how the Portugeuse word, " saudade," encapsulates my emotion throughout the COVID-19
Discussing previous journeys throughout stay-at-home time might cheer me up or it might make me a lot more angsty ...
Hi from completion of another long, unfortunate, frightening week in lock-down. My brain seems like it has actually invested excessive
I'm not in Washington. It's simply that COVID-19 appears so worldwide considerable, so life-altering, so scriptural, that the years should
Throughout my last work journey, I did a great deal of bouncing around:. 1 week in Dakar 3 days in
The Great Settled my trainee loans, amounting to almost 6 figures over nearly 10 years, right prior to my 40
The other day I informed you that I was finished with my Kenya posts That's not totally real. I am
The Masai Mara National Reserve is a fairly little triangle of arrive at the Kenyan side of its southern border
When I added a week of getaway onto completion of my work journey in Kenya, I didn't recognize that it
This post will cover 2 various trips in the very same basic geographical area-- one was a full-day getaway to
The other day my associates and I took a break from our shoot in Boundiali, Cote d'Ivoire, to consume lunch
Mombasa is a remarkable Swahili city, which, like Zanzibar's lovely Stone Town, was affected by a range of various cultures,
After the sightseeing tour to Western, we returned quickly to Nairobi prior to heading for the opposite side of the
Obviously Kenya sliced up their huge provinces into little counties more than 5 years earlier, however everybody described where we
Lastly navigating to Kenya! I'll begin with Nairobi, my main office so to speak-- it was the city I appeared
I forgot to include my TWA jaunt in the previous post about my summertime journeys in and out of New
It appears like I'll be utilizing my leisure time in Senegal (and Côte d'Ivoire, where I'll be heading on Monday)
Hey There from Dakar! Here once again for work. I'm so happy to be back in Senegal and at Chez
I was just recently gotten in touch with by somebody asking me if I wished to blog about Drops's brand-new
A couple of years back, I recognized that French has no genuine word for brother or sisters If you would
I have actually gotten really fortunate with plane seat tasks recently. On my last 2 roundtrips, fate dealt me remarkable
Mozambique experiences continue ... ... in Tete Province, where I invested a week catching stories of health and nutrition programs
My journey from New york city to Mozambique back in July included a 15- hour over night flight to Johannesburg,
Back in June I took a weekend jaunt to Detroit with a buddy who, like me, had actually been hearing
It seems like a very long time given that I have actually composed anything significant here. I feel a little
En route to the Mombasa airport you go through a road of flags from all countries. It struck me on
I have actually remained in Mozambique for work for the previous 2 weeks (for this reason the silence here). Something
Lastly navigating to publishing about my journey to Sierra Leone, where I chose operate in March. The very first thing
Simply in case you are on the edge of your seat awaiting an upgrade on my tale of issue ...
... and I have a couple of links-- all from the New York City Times-- burning a hole in my
In March, I took a trip to the Casamance area of Senegal for work. I didn't recognize till I was
As might have been clear when I discussed it in February, I remained in severe wonder and adoration of the
I do not understand why however I have actually been anticipating informing this story considering that the minute it began
I am so behind on publishing about my journeys. This is the conclusion of my January trip series, more than
. And it's a huge one-- 5 years! Half a years of effort to lastly speak French, and to regularly
I found out Spanish prior to I found out Portuguese, and when I began discovering Portuguese, I did it all
Thing one: I was pleased to discover that-- if we can take a look at the glass half-full for a
As a shy individual, and therefore, a shy language student, I have actually discovered that a person of the most
After residing in Paris for much of 2017, my recently was the one in between Christmas and New Year's. On
This is part 2 of a series of posts on French Slang, composed by Simon Marion. He blog sites at
The bulk of the preparation for my Benin-Togo-Ghana journey entered into the Benin part, and I figured that I 'd
A heritage speaker is somebody who matures speaking a language besides the dominant language of the nation, in the house.
I returned to Senegal from Sierra Leone on Sunday, and no earlier had I unloaded my bags then I began
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I matured as a heritage language speaker of Japanese in the United States. Where I live, there are lots of
I'm heading to Sierra Leone tomorrow, and I still have not published images from the Ghana part of my trip,
I have actually been a linguistics trainee for about 3 and a half years, and when I inform individuals what
I was just recently taking a trip in England, where I composed a post called "What it resembles taking a
For those of you that do not understand, I was born and raised in the United States. My most dominant
Language classes are incredible for teaching you grammar guidelines, vocabulary, reading, composing, and practically whatever that can suit a book.
For those of you that do not understand, I was born and raised in the United States. My most dominant
When I resided in Senegal 2 years earlier, my greatest objective was to end up being conversational in French. Though
At the border in between Benin and Togo, I left the vehicle and strolled throughout the verge on foot. There
Well. We have actually reached the point in my journey when it turns quickly from the (primarily) life-affirming marvels of
Well. We have actually reached the point in my journey when it turns suddenly from the (primarily) life-affirming marvels of
For many years, I have actually collected a couple of extremely subjective observations about what it resembles to be romantically
On Saturday when I walked downtown, I got a better take a look at the remodelled railway station, which I
I simply understood that the other day was the 3 year anniversary of the day I very first landed in
Okay, time to finish up the Vodoun celebration, with my preferred part: the Revenant, likewise called the Egungun. Numerous years
After I published about the Fête du Vodoun the other day I understood that I never ever really described what
There is no chance I might ever justify what I saw in Allada and Ouidah, either in words or images.
While my Web connection Chez Lo is much faster now than it was 2 years earlier (when it was essentially
Are you all set for my 2nd remarkable flight search discovery in 2 weeks? It's another one that is gobsmackingly
When I flew into Dakar 3 years earlier, the city held a lot mystique. I had actually invested practically 25
Whenever I stumble upon French-English synthetic amis-- words that sound or look alike however have 2 various significances-- I consider
My Benin-Togo-Ghana journey was so extremely interesting and complex; the only method to record it without losing my mind is
I tend to beat myself up about things: "Why did you state that?" "You should not have actually done that."
The journey I have actually simply returned from, which took me through Benin, Togo and Ghana, was among the very
A list of things I will not be performing in Dakar this time around: Handwashing my laundry. I'm working full-time
I 'd much like to explain the presence of a site I simply found, Flight Links, which includes an interactive
I have actually observed that whenever I toss myself back into immersive French after a long stretch of hardly utilizing
I'm composing from Dakar, where I have actually when again resided with La Famille Lo The oldest kid and his
It's the cusp of the brand-new year and after a couple of weeks of burning the candle light at both
Variation on a style ... Particular tunes are inextricably linked to the cities I have actually resided in, either due
I just have a handful of days left in New york city prior to I fly to Dakar in the
At the age of 38, I recognized that I had actually been to 39 states and 38 nations and areas,
I utilize the terms "foreign" and" travel" loosely on this blog site, to describe anything unusual and unknown on the
Among the only things I liked about maturing in New Jersey, and among my preferred features of residing in New
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4 years ago I made a list of the locations far and wide that I most wished to go to
However the entire point is that she's not ... From: talk foreign to me To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, July 25,
Much as I want I were an easygoing individual who might live quickly with unpredictability, I am not. Though in
Earlier than returning to town after two years away, I made a listing of the issues I used to be
I have not published a motivating quote for some time however I crossed courses with this one through Brain Pickings
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About a year earlier, on the extremely angsty eve of my 38 th birthday, a tune I had actually never
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In September I flew to Oregon to visit my sibling, brother-in-law, and 3 year-old niece. I remained in their brand-new
This is part 1 of a series of posts on French slang. This is a visitor post composed by Simon
A big part of who I am today relates to languages in basic, discovering languages, and linguistics. Without it, I
I can see this being a typical series whenever I keep in mind particular words that are one method Brazilian
When I got here in Paris in mid-April 2 years earlier, I presumed I remained in for a charming spring
When I got to my youth house on the Wednesday night prior to Thanksgiving, my mom had France24's English-language news