2018: recap

Today, marks the last day of 2018 and like last year, I want to share my 2018 recap. I would love to reflect on my “2018: New Year’s Resolutions“. I started 2018 in Senegal and did some pretty cool things in Dakar. I’ve met so many new people that I’ll definitely keep in touch with. I really hope that I will be able to continue to focus on myself and my personal and professional progress. I think that it is important to set some goals at the beginning of the year, and reflect on them at the end of that year. This way, I have a look at my thought process at the beginning and the end of the year. Shall we get into whether I accomplished them or nah?!

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I’m back in Holland!

Yes, it’s true: I’m finally am back in Holland! I’ve traded the sun for the icy wind, rain and possible snow. Some people would call me crazy, but I thought it was finally time to go home. In this post, I want to share more about why I decided to go back and my actual journey. In addition, I will talk about my experience with a new airline: TUI! Yes, I have already flown with TUI while visiting Cape Verde, but never to or from Senegal. Let’s go back to Holland!

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Twisted Talk: braiding myself

It has been a while since I updated you on my hair. The last time, I shared with you about my hair journey after the double side-cut. Today, I want to talk about braiding myself. YES! I braid myself. When I say I can braid my own hair, people always react shocked. As if they cannot believe that I can reach all the way to the back of my head. Let me tell you what people, I can actually reach all the sides of my head and put braids to it. Something else I can do: braid other peoples hair! Let me talk you through it.

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Youssou N’dour at King Fahd Palace

A long while back, I went to Youssou N’dour at King Fahd Palace, here in Dakar. Since Tigo had some tickets left, we got the opportunity to go! It was amazing! Just like the White Party, it was a dinnerparty with live performances of Youssou N’dour and various Senegalese artists and comedians. We were invited, and of course: WE WENT! It is my first time going to Youssou N’dour. In this post, I will take you with me on this amazing night. Let’s get into the party!

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Senegalese Traditional clothes

Merry Christmas! For the holidays, I want to talk about festive clothing.
As some may know, Senegalese people (read: women) LOVE to show off their Senegalese Traditional clothes. Other than showing off their clothing, Senegalese people love parties! There is always something to celebrate here in Senegal. There is always someone you know that is going to get married, had a child or there is a holiday on the corner. And even when there is nothing to celebrate, Senegalese people bring out their best attire on Fridays. Just look at this picture! Look at how colorful they are dressed. I definitely think this picture is aesthetically pleasing and super colorful! All in all, there is ALWAYS someone showing off their yéré olof. I’ll share some with you.

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Village artisanal de Soumbedioune

Today, I want to take you with me to the Village Artisanal de Soumbedioune here in Dakar. I personally think that le village artisanal of Soumbedioune is one of Dakar’s hidden gems. One of the last times I went there was with Youma, in order to photograph some items for her webshop! Today, I want to tell you more about the different products you can find and also the different types of Artisans that work at the village. Let’s get into an artisanal mood!

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