Christmas this year was spent in Kaolack with just a handful of other lovely PCVs. Here's what went down:
1. Xmas Eve: Teresa made up a filling potato soup with garlic bread made by Emily. This was followed by mulled wine and prank phone calls in Wolof to other PCVs in country.
2. Xmas day Brunch: Scrambled eggs, chocolate chip pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and fruit salad.
3. Afternoon relaxation - that's really all it was...
4. Xmas Dinner: Salad with Ranch dressing and Bacon bits, Mac N Cheese, apple crisp with ice cream. Holy crap it was amazing!
*Special thanks to Teresa's loving family for sending special commodities like ranch and bacon bits, things not readily available here in Senegal.
I was also able to call most of my close friends and family thanks to the powers of internet and skype.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and God bless all!
Peace Corps Volunteer - Senegal, 2009