I think westerners expect to hear much more exciting stories about our life in Senegal. One friend, whom I love dearly, asked us in all honesty if we’d ever seen a lion about town.
I cannot say this enough times: There are no lions in Senegal. We don’t live in “that” part of Africa. Nor tigers. Nor elephants. Except at the zoo, and I don’t recall even seeing an elephant there.