I spoke to soon.
the day after I wrote “I’m in good health” I fell hard to the power of an upset stomach. nothing settled well yesterday, although after a little ‘maintenance,’ my stomach started over without a problem after two sprites.
Its our last weekend in Dakar since next weekend the group will be taking a weekend trip to St Louis, a northern city in Senegal. the following week we’ll split up for our service assignments, where I’ll also be going to St Louis along with Brad… working at a vetrinary/horticulture school.
we’ve been having lectures lately on womens issues, politics, and environmental concerns in Senegal. There are some things to be admired and some to hope for change. For example, Senegal’s president is more like a king and rules over the prime minister. Many think that he will postpone the next election so that he can finish rebuilding an elaborate major coastal road, the corniche. He’s spending money on his legacy, not the real needs of the Country. Once you’ve seen other governments, you appreciate the stability and checks and balances that are present in our constitution.