5 things you need to consider when traveling during a pandemic

Hi! Unfortunately, we are still in a global pandemic, but thank God there are vaccines now! Of course, that depends on whether you will get vaccinated or not. I definitely recommend getting vaccinated. However, today I wanted to talk about my recent travels! Yes, I FINALLY traveled! I went to France and it was amazing! However, there were some bumps and I would like to share them with you. Let’s get into 5 things you need to consider when traveling during a pandemic.

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Confidence: a powerful way to reflect on it

For my birthday, I wanted to reflect on confidence and what it means to me. I remember watching a Slumber Party episode with Shameless Maya and Shannon Boodram. They invited Timothy DeLaGhetto and Winnie Harlow to talk about confidence. At one point, Winnie Harlow was asked about what it meant for her. She said the following: “I was born with it, then I lost it and gained it back by deciding my original idea of myself was more important and more relevant.” I want to use this post to talk more about what this quote means to me. Also, I want to shed light on how I relate to it reflecting on my own confidence throughout my life. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild one!

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#BlackLivesMatter, why is it so important and powerful?

December 5th, we celebrate Sinterklaas and you can still read Why Black Pete is Racist. To celebrate, I want to talk about why #BlackLivesMatter is important. On May 25th earlier this year, George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis. He allegedly past a counterfit 20$ bill which resulted in him being arrested. However, the police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes and during the last 3 minutes, George’s body didn’t move and he had no pulse. The brave 17-year old Darnella Frazier filmed this whole ordeal and made sure the rest of the world saw it too. The death of George Floyd sparked a world wide movement against racism and police brutality. However, why is this so significant?, we have a lot to unpack here, so let’s get uncomfortable.

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Senegalese baptism

Senegalese baptism - nguenté

After sharing my experience at Senegalese weddings, I think it’s finally time for a traditional Senegalese baptism, or as we say in wolof nguenté! I have actually attended quite a few baptisms, however, this one is from my cousin Awa’s second-born. Just like Senegalese weddings, Senegalese baptisms actually have different parts, but can be very different. Let’s just get into the ceremony that (usually) comes after weddings!

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Pizza at Pizza Time in Dakar

Pizza Time in Dakar

Today, I am bringing you with me while I visit Pizza Time! Last time, I took you with me to brunch at Melo in Dakar. So, today we are EATING PIZZA! I am so happy to finally share some decent (in my opinion) pizza with you. So, I went here for dinner in Dakar. I have to say that my last trip to Senegal was full of firsts. Therefore, I am also adding this first trip to Pizza Time to the list. I actually gave up on eating pizza in Dakar, due to the different cheese they use for their pizza’s and I’m not used to that. So, let’s talk traditional pizza from Pizza Time!

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Melo in Dakar: brunch!

Melo Dakar

I went to brunch (again), and this time I went to Melo a popular spot in Dakar! In my previous review, I told you all about my delicious dinner at Bazoff. Today, however, I’m sharing my brunch at this supercool spot. This is actually my first time visiting since they moved! Just look at this cool sign they have, it is so inviting! Voulez-vous manger avec moi? Venez!

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Bazoff in Dakar: delicous dinner!

Bazoff

I went to dinner at Bazoff with Youma, and when I did, I knew it was time for another foodblog! It has been such a while since I wrote one. Also, since I’m back in Senegal, I just knew it was about time. In my last review, you can read all about Mawa’s Taste of America. Today, I’m taking you with me to Bazoff in Dakar. This is the first time I went to Bazoff and it was amazing. Let’s get into some great, delicious food!

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Bantu knots in Dakar

Bantu knots

Hi guys, I am back in Dakar and I tried something new: Bantu knots! As you could see from my previous videos and pictures, I initially wore a wig to Senegal. This was mostly because I knew I’d be very busy during the FundWell program to do my hair on a daily basis. However, I’m back in Dakar and I am wearing bantu knots! Honestly, I actually LOVE it! Also, it has been a while since I updated you on my hair. In my last hair related article, I told you all about braiding myself. Let’s get into these perfectly crafted knots, shall we?!

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