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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Senegal: Homesickness

Mark relaxing in a hammock in St-Louis
It might look idyllic, but as I tried to relax in the hammocks of the Hotel l'Oasis, I not only missed home, I also missed countries without sandflies

It feels like it's taking an especially long time for me to get into this trip. The problem is that I suffer terribly from homesickness – I always have done, ever since I was little – and putting myself in a strange country with a strange language in a strange continent is a sure-fire way of bringing on that constant sinking feeling.