I am DBQ a globe trotter and used-to- be avid reader. After living in many countries I decided to take a year off from teaching in Senegal to start a business selling freshly made all natural muffins. The name of the business was Vanilla Bean. Why would anyone leave a cushy teaching job in gorgeous South Africa and move to a developing country in West Africa? I discovered Senegal in 2003, during my Christmas holidays. At that time I was teaching in London and had just ended a relationship and needed to get away. I chose Senegal as it was next to Guinea Bissau where DNA tests showed that some part of me had roots there.
I have been hooked on the region since. My friends think someone has bewitched me! I am originally from one of the most beautiful and intriguing Caribbean islands- Jamaica and I left all that beach, sun and…. for dust, power cuts, horse drawn carts, hustle, bustle and noise. However, much to my surprise it feels completely natural. Who knows how long I will be in Africa but I plan to trot along and enjoy the ride…… writing about my experiences along the way.