Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sukuta, The Gambia, December 12, 2018

I read my book this morning and then went to the family's home that's on the compound for lunch.  They have six children - four boys and two girls, and Mom and Dad.  Dad works as security during the night at the campground and Mom does laundry.  The kids are no longer able to go to school since the government changed and abolished free education.  One of the sons who is eighteen only has grade four.  The oldest daughter works as a maid.

I helped cut up onions and Mom prepared yassa-

ssing onions, spices and banga fish-

The spices are bouillon, salt, pepper, garlic and bay leaves-

The onions are cooking with a couple of chilis-

The rice is first steamed, just like making sticky rice, then it's put into a pot with water-

Then the cooked onions are put on top of the rice-

Everyone eats out of the same bowl.  I had a bit of a hard time with that-

After, I went back to Senegambia for a sim card in my phone and for wifi and beer.  

Some of the new and old money-

Looking forward to moving on tomorrow!

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