Author Archives: Carolyn Carson

Taking the French out of Paris

Almost two weeks ago now, I was sitting in a café in Paris drinking a coffee and reading a copy of Le Monde, which is one of the more well-respected French newspapers. I had ordered the coffee in French, and … Continue reading

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All the Info

I’ve been putting off writing this blog post because the past few weeks have been hard for me – Hard, with a capital H. I wish I could say that I’m writing it now because things are beginning to look … Continue reading

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Back to Study Abroad Land

Aaaaaaand I’m back! A record-breaking month-long break between posts, but now that I’m in a country with reliable internet access (and electricity), hopefully I can make my posts a little more regular. I arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport … Continue reading

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Big Change

So… it looks like I owe you all a blog post. Or two. In the interest of getting you all caught up on what’s been happening in my life, I’ll give you a brief overview of my last days in … Continue reading

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One vs. Three

As my third-to-last week winds down and my departure date looms ever-nearer, I’m finding it harder and harder to stay focused on the here-and-now of Senegal and easier and easier to fantasize about hot chocolate. As an antidote against this … Continue reading

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The Battle of Benoit

In many ways, I’m lucky to live with a Senegalese five-year-old, even if the five-year-old in question is, nine days out of ten, driving me up a wall. I’ve noticed that the act of disciplining children makes explicit features of … Continue reading

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Goats!

I’ve been having a pretty low self-esteem week, so when I was scrounging around looking for a topic to write about, I initially gravitated towards some long, soul-searching blog post about my identity and how there are things about myself … Continue reading

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Five Things that Didn’t Make Sense Before I Came to Senegal

Hello everybody! Whew, this week has been rough school-wise. It was more-or-less my midterms week, but it seems like it came up on me faster than normal. Also, as of yesterday, I am officially half-way through my Dakar Adventure! It’s … Continue reading

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Mealtime

Hey all – sorry for the long space between posts. The week before last I was on fall break in the Gambia, last week I was swamped with homework, and this week I’ve been sick and holed up in my … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Dakarois Public Transportation

Whew! Another long break since my last post. To give you a brief update of what I’ve been up to since my last blog post… Last weekend saw all 54 of us at Toubab Dialow, an artists-colony-turned-resort-town. If I ever … Continue reading

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