some people said europeans like to go to africa to make them feel useful or to get an adventure or for profiting of other cultures or maybe just for making money. well i meet a lot of interesting europeans in dakar, but also some really scary ones. people who got some good intentions for helping, but finally doing the contrary because of not knowing enough about the culture. it's difficult to understand the senegalese society, because it's all a good show just showing the smiling face. but unfortunatly if you look deeper you find a lot of jeaulousy and racism. it's been soon 10 years i have been coming regularly to senegal, but still i am learning a lot everyday. communication is the biggest problem in terms of language, culture, education and religion. i was doing a lot of mistakes without even knowing. but still the most important thing for me is to show respect and also to get respected. i try my best to get adapted here, but where is the limit of not loosing your own culture and your principles??? for example i think i am working too german in senegal and actually no one else cares about the job is well done or right on time. there are things in life you can only learn by travelling and maybe it is also a kind of adventure like life is. some people are maybe just serching for a little spice in their life...
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