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Josue Morales Vivas

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Notes while in Senegal/ Annotations en francais aussi

June 3, 2016

Things not to forget about Mboro: I look around and realize there aren’t car garages in the neighborhood. There aren’t many cars. Instead, an economically stable family would have a horse-drawn vehicle, which still is, one of the main sources of transportation.  Holidays are interesting. Today was the Magal fest. But everything has closed since...

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This is to the people we meet.

May 29, 2016

Life is a mystery. It’s full of hellos and goodbyes. People come and go as I write, but there’s some who never go; they take a spot right beside you and stay to enjoy the jazz of life. These people might or might not be physically with you, but it doesn’t matter because there’s bonds...

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Mirando hacia atrás

March 21, 2016

Mirando hacia atrás. September, 2014. Yesterday I was sitting on a bench near my new home thinking about all the happenings during these past two weeks -from our first Senegalese meal, to Mermoz beach. Today, I have figured out that I would share two inter combined lessons I have learnt throughout these two weeks that...

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Thoughts from the desert

January 31, 2016

There’s certainly many definitions to what a desert is or how it should feel like. Not surprisingly, for someone coming from a tropical place, a desert is pretty much a very sandy, arid, and not very populated place, reaching high temperatures of even 45C degrees.I’ve been feeling that heated wind for quite a while already....

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This is Senegal.

September 20, 2015

As I listen to my favourite song, and sit on my rooftop contemplating the endless sky coloured by the sun almost like on fire by all its energy around it, I decided to write my first post for you all. It’s almost been three weeks since I left Stanford, on an cold but promising morning,...

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