So after two months of shitting in holes, foregoing personal hygiene and eating seriously questionable meat (rounded off with an overnight flight then an unexpected 8 hour wait in Charles de Gaulle Airport)... I'm home from Senegal!
It's been a fairly surreal and overwhelming two months to be honest, with the more or less terrifying day where I got my degree results and moved in with a Senegalese family standing out as a particular favourite. On the other hand... I am now officially the proud owner of a first class honours degree, shameless braggart here, yep. Except to be honest I scraped it by the skin of my teeth, but my mother says I should stop telling people that.
Anyway, it's been a pretty interesting summer all in all so although they don't exactly 'fit' around here, I thought I'd share some photos, including surely the only picture of me sans make up that will EVER make it on to the Internet... Don't worry, two months in Africa has certainly not convinced me to shed any of my ~Western trappings~, I'm vain and I always will be. I have, however, acquired a tan, a love of thiéboudienne and a pretty all-consuming addiction to African wax print fabrics. On which, more another day!