Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

-mary oliver


slow travel, minimalism, living outdoors



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  • I have to say that your pictures tell a story! They are amazing!! I got your url from Face book TCK. I am an puerto rican who has lived in USA, Virgin Islands, Mexico and Spain.. and now i am in Bangladesh… someday i hope to go to africa. Hopefully sooner than later!

    • thank you, erenly. please friend me on facebook so i know who you are and we can stay in touch? do you have a blog? i’d love to check it out.

  • Just found out about your blog. Really inspiring pictures! Brings back fond memories of Africa (grew up in Bangui and Yaoundé from 1992 to 2000). Thanks for sharing your photos!

  • I´ve just written my short articel (in swedish) with headline “My heart has been dancing in Senegal”. About a three weeks dancecourse in Dakar, the beaches of Yoff, jan 09.
    I was looking around for how to spell “attaya”, correctly.
    Then suddenly I got the chance to take part of this beautiful blogg.

    I also met a very good friend in Dakar who also speeks with passion about the Casamance region where he was born in a small village called Effissao. During the earlie 80´s.

    The contact with him and theese beautiful pictures makes me strengthen my feelings and my experience of Africa!

    Please, write me, if you like!
    Djeure djeff / Annamaria, Stockholm, Sweden

    • I am deeply moved reading your profile. You are a special woman. Its having people like you in he world that recognize a global humanity that make life worthwhile. Thank you from my heart, Inga

  • Hi Kari,
    Thanks for your straight talk re my blog… I think I need to FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS a bit more and not mix ‘business’ (i.e. the money / selling etc) with the ‘pleasure’ photos, tips and so on.
    You have some lovely shots here, and the layout is tidy, unlike mine (maybe I need to change template or even blog platform?
    Finally, I checked oout peregrine on the visualthesaururus site (wonderful reference site) and it came up with “mobile, nomadic, roving and wandering” as well as the obvious falcon (which stands out for me from my childhood, seeing them hover by the roads in the lake District where I was born.
    Best wishes, maybe you’ll say something complementary next time you visit (website or blog – I’ll edit it NOW!!!)
    Tony :-)

  • I am deeply moved reading your profile. You are a special woman. Its having people like you in he world that recognise a global humanity that make life worthwhile. Thankyou from my heart, Inga

  • I have been to Gorree. I stayed with a wonderful French Woman on the Island there whom I would love to connect with again now that I am hoping to move to live in Dakar. Her name was Marie, a psychiatrists working with people in amazing ways using drumming and music and dance. Do you Know her? I stayed with her in courtyard house near the square when I was working with the Leaderships Institute there – helping French and English-speaking non government and community based organisation members work close together for a common purpose of making our world more people friendly! Being on the island and facing the reality of slavery was a deeply l;ife changing experience for me and also opened up my heart to our history of this continent and need to work together in Africa.
    Love Inga

  • Hi Kari

    Looks as if we have quite a bit in common.

    I’m a TCK from Côte d’Ivoire, but lived in Senegal for 2 years. I worked in the public health field and married one of my teammates. We’ve been in Lyon, France, for 5 years now and will be moving back to Senegal in just over a year.

    If you’re still there then, I’d love to meet up.

    – Kari

  • Good to see you are giving insightful thoughts about the actual “feeling” you get from being in Senegal. I am a Senegalese who happened to be born and raised in NY. I go back very ofen and am infact fluent in Wolof. Anyway, I know you see the problems there. And it sucks cause I know you fell how much more ill Senegal could be cause of the great nature of the people.
    I know this is a blog for your personal experience but I would like to know some of your honest opinionS about “our” (mine and yours) country of Senegal. Let me start: Religion, Education, Infrastructure, and Accountablilty the main problems without going into crazy long detail. But paradise just makes you wanna chill and drink some attaya after some Thieb.

    BTW Amazing blog!

  • Hi Kari,

    Love the photo-journal you keep on your blog. I came across your story as the result of fellow MKs, dear friends of mine who have gone through what you had to endure at NTM Fanda in Senegal. Though my parents were not missionaries with NTM serving instead with another mission agency, I attended a boarding school run by NTM in Brasil from 1988-1992.

    I just wanted to say that which you already know, how deep the Father’s love for you! Thank you for sharing your story of God’s amazing grace and power to HEAL.

    Continue to walk worthy of His calling,


  • Very moved by your photo esay blog. Speaking as a jaded, overexposed media professional, your posts are deeply satisfying on many levels. You go gurl.

    Go in faith, sister. Always.

  • Kari,
    I typed the word “Talibes” and I found you, you are a tresor and mysteriously amazing.
    I share Teranga with you.
    keep inspiring people.
    Can I please be a friend?

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