Archive for June, 2012

June 16th, 2012 - 9:47 pm § in Africa

Say ‘a’!

Our first conversation in Wolof (translated) A: Peace with you B: Peace to you too A: How are you making it? B: I’m still here A: Is your body in peace? B: Only peace A: Do you come from the people of America? B: No, I’m from Holland. A: How do the people in Holland […][...]

June 16th, 2012 - 9:41 pm § in Recipes

Mango Dessert

It’s mango season! Delicious mangos are up in the trees and are nicely piled at the small stalls down the streets. It is unavoidable, we have to eat mangoes every day… so why not turn them into a great dessert as well? An easy way to cut a mango is to first halve it (cut […][...]

June 1st, 2012 - 4:11 pm § in Africa

The art of getting the right price

Going shopping or taking a taxi, it all seems so simple – especially as we speak French. But because prices are not fixed, it always turns out to be an adventure. Like buying mangoes at a small boutique on the street. I greet the veiled lady in Wolof, but she immediately realizes I am a [&hell[...]

June 1st, 2012 - 4:02 pm § in Medical

Tabitha teaching in Bongolo

Each Dutch woman over thirty is familiar with it: the smear … It is an important method for early cervical cancer diagnosis. Due to lack of adequately equipped laboratories in the tropics, a smear can often not be made. The consequences are sad and deadly. Cancer is discovered at a late stage,[...]

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