-It’s in Africa.
-It is a republic, with a president.
-Its capital, Dakar, is the westernmost point of the continent.
-There are two main seasons, the dry season and the hivernage.
-According to my professor, their mangoes are amazing, and I’ll never want to eat whatever other kinds are imported to the States ever again.
-French is the official language
–Aminata Sow Fall is from Senegal. She deserves a bigger entry in Wikipedia.
-94% of the population is Muslim
-The CIA World Factbook website states that “Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping and regional mediation.”
-Did you see that the website has a Kids’ Page? I never really correlated CIA and kids, but they seem to go together as well as pairs of anything else.
Some Things About the Trip
-We’ll be traveling across the country, staying at five different places
-There are pickpocketers, but since I don’t know the language well, it will be less safe than New York City
-It will be very hot and humid
-I will be going to the beach
-Aminata Sow Fall is pretty much our hostess for this trip; we’ll be studying her and other francophone authors’ works
-We will be visiting orphanages
-Monkeys and other wildlife might approach me
-It will be awesome