We moved from one side of Dakar to another when Pape was about three months old. So for nearly a year I worked my way up to a waddle and then to carrying a tiny bundle up and down the street that we lived on. Along that street is a series of vendors. Fruit, veggies, cookies, soccer balls, cloth… the usual.
We were back on that side of town last week, so took Pape out for a stroll down memory lane. Well, that was one reason. The other reason was that Cheikh wanted to buy 5 kilos (that’s 11 pounds) of mangoes from our favorite vendor, Al Ousseynou.
We bought so many mangoes from Al Ousseynou last year that Cheikh worked out a deal: for every 10 kilos we bought, we got 1 free. Yeah. We
ate eat a LOT of mangoes.