Things to do: Mosaic Class: l’Atelier Misti-Cadre


Located in Point E behind Auchan, l’Atelier Misti-Cadre is a mosaic studio where anyone interesting in creating mosaic artwork can go, no matter what their skill level is. Projects include mirrors, trays, candle-holders, coasters, etc. There is a small boutique in the front where anyone can buy pre-made mosaic artwork, perfect for decoration or gifts!

The studio is run by Isabelle, a French woman whose been living in Senegal. She speaks English and French.


Tuesdays & Fridays: 9am – 12:30pm

Saturdays: 9:30am – 1pm

Thursdays: 2pm – 5:30pm

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More information and pictures can be found here:

Facebook: @KamalMosaic


Isabelle’s Contact: // Tél : (221) 77.554.64.40

Welcome to Dakar! Now what?: A Repost from Senegal Daily Blog

Shared with permission by our friends at Senegal Daily (
*Senegal Daily is a great resource for information to get you acquainted with Senegal and discover its treasures!


1. Get a SIM card, preferably (in my opinion) from Orange as you can then get Orange Money which will make life much easier in the long run.

2. Figure out taking a taxi. 🚖. Agree on a price before you get in, know that most destinations will be in the 1000-3000 cfa range and bargaining is normal. Seatbelts are not. 😄

3. Check out Dakar Eats. Facebook, Instagram or website. Pick your poison. Or all three! Note that summer will be quiet on good ol’ DE, but lots of good info in the archives.

4. Get the Jumia Food app on your phone. For nights you just can’t bring yourself to cook… bingo. My top recommendation: Francesca’s pizza.

5. Got kids? Request to join Parents in Dakar.

6. Pause. You’ve just arrived in a new city that is home to 4 million people. This is going to take time and that’s okay. Give yourself some grace and patience.

7. Order from Marie’s Kitchen, Veronique’s Peanuts and Diami Delivers and experience the best of Dakar arriving at your door.

8. Need a place where everybody knows you’re name and they’re always glad you came? For me, this place has been the International Christian Fellowship of Dakar. I hope you find it the same for you(r family). Kids programs are off for summer, but back in August!

9. Join DKR Water & Power Cuts so you can track whether the whole country is running on generators or just your little corner of Dakar. Also good for knowing when water is expected to return to your faucet. 💦

10. Feeling brave? Not too overwhelmed? If so, read this. If you are overwhelmed, read this.




Housekeeper Available Immediately

Need a house-sitter this summer?

Foreign Service House-sitters Available: June 30 to July 28


Are you and your family going away on holiday this summer? Home leave or R&R or simply getting out of town for a break? Are you leaving your valuables behind, and will your family pet be lonely? Do you need somebody to water the plants, keep the dust at bay, and start the car from time to time? 


We’re a Foreign Service tandem couple coming to Senegal on our R&R we our eight year old son and we can take care of your place, feed and walk your dog and make sure that your vacation is stress-free. 


We also live in an adorable four bedroom cottage in a beautiful tree-lined, gated community of New Delhi, India where you could spend your vacation time in an exotic locale if you want to house trade. 


We’d love to take care of your place. Please contact us and let us know if we can help at the following contact information.