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51 Comments

  • David Barnes

    09/15/2008

    I adore your site, photos and thoughts.

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  • joie

    09/21/2008

    ask pascal if he remembers that sand castle we built – it was a very detailed well with stones and “mortar” and everything. i am so nostalgic.

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  • Bailey

    11/03/2008

    Thank you for bringing this to us. I want my worldview rattled and radically changed!

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  • szavanna

    11/12/2008

    your site is amazing :) hope u will still be blogging when we are grandmas :)

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  • Ken

    11/16/2008

    do you “carry” 22 books in theology?
    :)

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  • Angie

    11/22/2008

    We (especially the ones with smooshy faces)miss you here in TX. Thanks for showing us glimpses of this other world… we cannot travel so far but you take us there every time you post a new photo and thought. Love you!

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  • Kari

    11/23/2008

    Angie and smoosh faces, I love and miss you enormous amounts.
    Ken- maybe they carry me?

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  • Jutta

    01/07/2009

    Your photos are just amazing. And your comments like poetry! Love it. I am in a neighboring country. ;-) I can relate to what you show and write. Looking forward to more posts.

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  • Jutta

    01/07/2009

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think it is funny that our blog names are somewhat related: pelegrine by nature – reluctant nomad. Just at opposite ends of the spectrum. ;-)

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  • Ababacar

    01/08/2009

    I am a new reader but i can feel that i am loving more and more your blog.
    Ba bénéne yone!

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  • Peter

    01/10/2009

    lovely pictures! Keep it up!

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  • Glenn

    01/15/2009

    Kari, ……. I am speechless, spellbound, your heart is showing and it is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in decades ……. ever. Your talent is overshadowed by the love in the content. Ever since I met you I knew there was something very special about you… now I have a glimpse of just what that is. I long to hug you and have some of that rub off on me – in me.
    “we do not have a soul, we are a soul we have a body”
    beautiful just like you.

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  • Ajah

    02/05/2009

    By far, By miles, the best blog I have seen so far. Keep blessing us!

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  • Frank

    04/14/2009

    Kari, I live in a beautiful part of Canada which is very different from Segenal but also has it’s own wonders. I don’t think I have ever heard anyone else express the emotion that comes out through your writing. Very unique. Keep it up!

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  • Karim

    04/18/2009

    its amazing how you minimize the burden of daily life in Senegal,between electricity shortage and the countless talibes bothering you each step of the way,between the constant fighting when trying to buy a simple thing and not getting cheated off and the constant No sign you have to show the cabbies when you are walking down the street…..trying to tell everyone yes,I am Toubab but I am not that rich.your pictures show serenity,and they are very beautiful,but I think they are far from reality,everything here is chaotic and stressful,different stress than the one in the US.

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    • Susanne

      04/28/2009

      I love the site, and visit fequently…
      Comment on Karims statement:
      I can see where you’re coming from. It sounds like a culture clash. I used to be the same. I visit in-law-family in Dakar, Senegal every year. The first time I visited I had the exact same reaction. Stress over having to haggle over everything in the market, stress because the taxi didn’t come as planned or go as fast as promised, stress over things consuming my time, stress, stress, stress. Because time is valuable (time is money to us Europeans/Americans) right? I have noticed Senegalese people have another attitude to time (annoying when your senegalese dinner guests arrive two hours “late”, but relaxing at the same time, it makes you relax about the whole event). On my visits to Senegal I study life and I’m always amazed at how these people manage to keep calm in any situation. With a “c’est la vie”-attitude. I decided I wanted to adopt this attitude. This has been life changing for me in my daily life at home. I am now more tolerant, manage stress better because I now the world don’t crash if I’m 2 minutes late. C’est la vie…

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  • Kari

    04/30/2009

    thanks for the comments, everyone. susanne, good point! ‘c’est la vie, c’est l’afrique’ is my motto:)

    karim, yes what you say is true, those stresses are a reality here, but so are the things this diary for the most part chooses to focus on, those moments of serenity, the peace that can be found amid the chaos. i think it is true that every city in the world has both beauty and ugliness. i choose to reflect the beauty, because i love it here, and because i have hope. also, this blog is an account of and reflections on a personal quest, i don’t represent senegal’s tourism industry in any way:)

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  • David

    05/08/2009

    I love you and I haven’t met you yet.

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  • Angie

    06/11/2009

    Kari! So glad you posted these. Please keep us updated about the situation in Cobo. We are praying for you and for the village. With love.

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    08/08/2009

    Hello :-)

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  • Liz

    09/01/2009

    Found your blog via the Road to the Horizon. I love it. Will be coming here more often. Ps. That picture of the tea kettle brought back some fond memories of my childhood in Kenya

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  • Kris & Staci Hansel

    09/08/2009

    Thank you so much for your comment on our blog. Your photos are absolutely wonderful! We have lot’s of blog readers that are, like us, adopting from Ethiopia who would really enjoy your blog so I hope you don’t mind if we share your address with them. I’m certain they would enjoy the photos and your first hand accounts of Africa.

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  • Jutta

    11/11/2009

    I don’t know what happened, but I just realize that it is a long time since I stopped by last. Hope you are doing well.

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  • Shannon

    11/20/2009

    Looking at your amazing photos make me long for a home I had begun to think was only imagination. Thank you for these visual images which are tangible to my soul!

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    • Kari

      01/04/2010

      thank you dear friend, i had started to think it was my imagination as well. have you any plans to return?

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  • Brad

    03/02/2010

    Just stumbled upon your blog, amazing pictures, they tell a great story! I hope you don’t mind if I add a link to you on my blog and I look forward to your future posts!

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  • King Lhota

    03/29/2010

    Glad to have discovered your great work, keep it up
    http://www.myspace.com/kinglhotajolof

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  • Money Man

    05/13/2010

    I am so impressed I had to save it so I continously go back and read things I may have skimmed

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  • Christian Carollo

    06/07/2010

    Absolutely love your site! You are an extremely talented and lucky girl…the Lord has truely blessed you.

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  • joie

    06/10/2010

    i demand an update!

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  • Kenn

    07/07/2010

    I stumbled upon your profile on FB because I once loved a woman named Kari… and what I found there were some of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen. You’re truly are lucky to be able to go on your journey. I love photography and your story looks amazing.

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  • Sylvia

    08/17/2010

    What a beautiful website! Very nice.

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  • Jr. Hunte

    10/15/2010

    Kari,

    I really enjoyed your photos. I grew up traveling with my parents (sometimes without) and can appreciate the “nomadic” life. I believe that life is a collection of experiences, and those experiences (good or bad) are what shape us. I am glad to see I am not the only person that subscribes to that theory.

    Much luck and enjoyment in all your future travels…

    Peace,
    Jr.

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  • maxxxmagician

    11/12/2010

    :)

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  • aunt char

    11/25/2010

    dear kari .you look gorgeous. i wonder when i will see that sweet face? where are you in your travels and are you headed this way any time soon? maybe you’re still in seattle snowbound. im at suzannes: eating turkey/etc. i love you kari suzanne

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  • Kelly

    01/17/2011

    finally found you again <3

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  • Christina

    02/23/2011

    Hey girl! How are you doing? Hope all is well. Where are you at these days? TTYL, be safe.

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  • Jerry Bartlett

    03/04/2011

    Kari you are awesome

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  • Jerry Bartlett

    04/20/2011

    Have fun Kari

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  • Molly

    06/09/2011

    You are amazing and inspiring!

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  • joie

    08/23/2011

    i demand an update!!!!

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  • Jerry Bartlett

    11/18/2011

    More pics please

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  • HanaPipers

    02/09/2012

    :)

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  • angie

    07/10/2012

    Sure would love to see some of your new work, Kari!

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  • Robhy

    10/15/2012

    These pictures are betiuaful! My favorite is the picture of the guys in front of the grain bins .how clever! Beautiful pictures of a betiuaful couple. Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness together. Jann Johnson

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  • Van Kenny

    12/20/2012

    (^^^)

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  • Taylor

    02/26/2013

    These are great. Thinking about you sometimes. Love and light your way always.

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  • kari

    03/05/2013

    taylor. thinking of you sometimes too. love love.

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  • manu

    05/09/2013

    I was wondering why I always traveled around… I probably “peregrine by nautre”.
    Every single part of us got an impact on univers, We should always keep our eyes, hears and heart open.
    Peace, Love & Joy.
    Take care Kari.

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  • Karen

    09/06/2013

    Great pictures Cara..nice and clear. The linreging senses of the the roughness of non-skid, the smell of JP5, the sea air, the layer of a fresh coat of wax in the ships’ passage ways and just the memories of walking around NAB and NASNI crashed back into my mind.

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  • Brad "Born to Venture"

    03/21/2014

    Hey Kari! It’s been far too long since I’ve heard from you, I hope all is well in your travels! Hope to hear form you soon!

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