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29 Comments

  • erenly

    12/05/2008

    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!

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    • Kari

      12/05/2008

      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.

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  • Ajah

    02/05/2009

    Hi Kari, i found you on Afrigator. if you are on myspace, I’d love to friend you. keep up the good work:D and watch over my beloved SN.

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    • Kari

      02/07/2009

      Ajah, thank you for visiting. I’m not on Myspace, unfortunately. Have you been to Senegal?

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  • javejavor

    02/20/2009

    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!

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    • Kari

      02/24/2009

      Thanks much. What brought you to Africa?

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      • javejavor

        02/27/2009

        i´m what is usually called an MK.

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        • Spaza2

          09/09/2009

          MK Much kissed? In South Africa that’s a noble title…Mkhonto Wesizwe, a Soldier for Liberation…

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  • Annamaria

    02/23/2009

    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

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    • Kari

      02/24/2009

      Annamaria, so glad you loved Dakar. Please come back and visit southern Senegal if you can, it’s breathtaking.

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    • Spaza2

      09/09/2009

      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

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  • Tony

    03/04/2009

    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 :-)

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  • emily setzer

    04/16/2009

    Kari,

    Such interesting work and thoughts. Keep it up!

    Emily

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  • Szavanna

    07/18/2009

    Hey I spent today lookin at your photos – your blog is like a home away from home :) many greetings from the south

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  • Spaza2

    09/09/2009

    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

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  • Spaza2

    09/09/2009

    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

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  • Kari

    10/09/2009

    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

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  • Strider

    01/26/2010

    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!

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    • Kari

      10/25/2010

      ceeb, attaya and n’gor. sounds tranquille!

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  • Michael

    09/04/2010

    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,

    Michael

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  • Joel

    09/08/2010

    Ever write any screenplays?

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    • Kari

      10/25/2010

      no. you? i know you have:)

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  • Broken

    09/08/2010

    Kari…LOve love love your pics! What an amazing woman you’ve become!

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    • Kari

      10/25/2010

      thank you! who are you:)

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  • idrissa

    10/07/2010

    hello ilive to senegal afete i comme to norway my number is 00221775088098

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  • Dana King

    10/25/2010

    Hi Kari!
    The pictures are amazing and would like to be one of your friends.

    Thanks,
    Dana

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    • Kari

      10/25/2010

      please add me on facebook, dana!

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  • Gavin

    11/09/2010

    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.
    Gavin

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  • Peinda

    08/16/2011

    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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