I adore your site, photos and thoughts.
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.
Thank you for bringing this to us. I want my worldview rattled and radically changed!
your site is amazing :) hope u will still be blogging when we are grandmas :)
do you “carry” 22 books in theology?
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!
Angie and smoosh faces, I love and miss you enormous amounts.
Ken- maybe they carry me?
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.
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. ;-)
I am a new reader but i can feel that i am loving more and more your blog.
Ba bÃ©nÃ©ne yone!
lovely pictures! Keep it up!
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.
By far, By miles, the best blog I have seen so far. Keep blessing us!
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!
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.
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…
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:)
I love you and I haven’t met you yet.
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.
We have listed your blog on our site……let us know what you think! http://www.infoafricanow.com
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
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.
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.
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!
thank you dear friend, i had started to think it was my imagination as well. have you any plans to return?
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!
Glad to have discovered your great work, keep it up
I am so impressed I had to save it so I continously go back and read things I may have skimmed
Absolutely love your site! You are an extremely talented and lucky girl…the Lord has truely blessed you.
i demand an update!
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.
What a beautiful website! Very nice.
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…
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
finally found you again <3
Hey girl! How are you doing? Hope all is well. Where are you at these days? TTYL, be safe.
Kari you are awesome
Have fun Kari
You are amazing and inspiring!
i demand an update!!!!
More pics please
Sure would love to see some of your new work, Kari!
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
These are great. Thinking about you sometimes. Love and light your way always.
taylor. thinking of you sometimes too. love love.
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.
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.
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!
Hey lady, Are you still planning a Christmas trip? We’re around if you fancy a London layover. Miss you, my friend.
I’m coming in a few months. Will you still be there? Miss you terribly.