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Instagram Post Roundup For August 2018: Senegal Special

Hello beauties! This month’s Instagram Post Round is a little special. I was in Senegal, Africa for most of August to visit my family. I’m sure many of you don’t know, but I’m actually Senegalese-American. Both of my parents are Senegalese and at the age of 3 they also sent me there to live with my grandma. 
I spent pretty much all of my childhood and teenage years in Senegal. And with that, I was able to learn the local language, Wolof, and French. I grew up learning able my parents heritage and get a better perspective of Africa. 
On this trip, I was able see family members I haven’t seen for years. Senegal has evolved so much while I was gone that I barely  recognized anything. The capital, Dakar, was so developed with new so many infrastructures that it resembles to cities in developed countries. 
And Of course the food. Oh God, the food! Not only are they cheap but oh so delicious. I was already prepared to gain weight on this trip. Which is why I didn’t even bother watching what I ate. I pretty much tried every dish that was recommended to me. 
Here are a few looks I did while I was there. I wasn’t able to take many pictures because could find good lighting most of the days. But I will hire a photographer, next time I visit.
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A nice casual look for my first Sunday there

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The map of Senegal

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Chic Summer Look for a night out

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Blaise Diagne International Airport 

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Dressed in traditional clothes

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The Great Mosque of Touba

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This is last week in Brooklyn, but I wore this in Senegal

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Dakar city

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Effortless going out look

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African Renaissance Monument

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Bonjour les beautés! Le post post de ce mois-ci est un peu spécial. J’étais au Sénégal en Afrique pendant la majeure partie du mois d’août pour rendre visite à ma famille. Je suis sûr que beaucoup d’entre vous ne le savent pas, mais je suis en réalité sénégalo-américain. Mes deux parents sont sénégalais et à l’âge de 3 ans, ils m’ont également envoyé vivre chez ma grand-mère.
J’ai passé presque toute mon enfance et mon adolescence au Sénégal. Et avec cela, j’ai pu apprendre la langue locale, le wolof et le français. J’ai grandi en apprenant l’héritage de mes parents et j’ai une meilleure perspective de l’Afrique.
Lors de ce voyage, j’ai pu voir des membres de ma famille que je n’avais pas vus depuis des années. Le Sénégal a tellement évolué pendant mon absence que j’ai à peine reconnu quoi que ce soit. La capitale, Dakar, a été si développée avec tant d’infrastructures si nombreuses qu’elle ressemble à des villes de pays développés.
Et bien sûr la nourriture. Oh mon Dieu, la nourriture! Non seulement ils sont bon marché mais oh si délicieux. J’étais déjà prêt à prendre du poids lors de ce voyage. C’est pourquoi je n’ai même pas pris la peine de regarder ce que je mangeais. J’ai plutôt bien essayé chaque plat qui m’a été recommandé.
Voici quelques looks que j’ai faits pendant mon séjour. Je n’ai pas pu prendre beaucoup de photos car je pouvais trouver un bon éclairage la plupart du temps. Mais je vais embaucher un photographe, la prochaine fois que je visiterai.

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8 Comments

  1. Filipe Parreira says:

    I hope you had a good month of August and a good stay in Senegal. Your hair looks beautiful and that traditional dress is really beautiful. xx

    1. closet to street says:

      Thank you, Fillipe!
      xx

  2. I absolutely adore all of these looks! The bright yellow in the first photo is absolutely stunning on you!
    Happy Fall!
    XOXO,
    Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks, Vanessa!
      xx

  3. I loved your hairdo in traditional dress! A total classy look.

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    1. closettostreet says:

      Thanks, babe!
      xx

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