Passport Project

Passport Project

The Passport Project, Part Five: Saint-Louis

I’ve taken budget bus-rides in many different countries, but nothing prepared for the journey from Dakar to Saint-Louis.  When we saw that the bus...

The Passport Project, Part Four: A Haunting History

Without fail, every book, blog, and local we consulted insisted that we had to spend a day on Ile de Goree, an island off...

The Passport Project, Part Three: The Meaning of Family

To say Mohammed was nervous on our second morning in Dakar would be an understatement, but I struggled to come up with a better...

The Passport Project, Part Two: My Country

I sincerely wish everyone traveling to Dakar could see it through Mohammed’s eyes. Even while planning the trip, it became clear that this foreign land...

The Passport Project, Part One: It’s A Lot

As our yellow cab cut through the drizzly Manhattan morning, I went over the checklist that was engrained in my head. Pick up...