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Dear Diary,

Today is September 22nd in Thies, Senegal. We just went to the market on a scavenger hunt type of thing. We accidentally bargained for kola nuts which is a no no but we got the price down so I mean that’s good…. I guess. It was honestly super fun and my squad was the best. Also this being in the form of a diary is supposed to be funny. But anyways, the people here are so kind and when we were lost looking for kola nuts a man walked us to the secret spot to get them. Definitely going to have to improve my Wolof but the people here are so patient and willing to work with you that I’m not too worried about it. Absolutely going to have to get used to INTENTIONALLY bargaining. I have 4 weeks, so we’ll see how good I get. Until next time, Shannon Stone