Cheb - the National Dish of Senegal
Time flies .... unbelievable !
Sitting outside in the yard and drinking tea. My business partner and friend has gone to the mosque since it's Friday afternoon. We're REALLY busy now. First meetings with deciders have taken place, and it seems that after my return to Switzerland I will meet one of our seven ministers. How come ?
Because we've arrived at a pretty high level here in Senegal, and that requires that from the Swiss side people at the same level have to come in order to negociate eye to eye for the projects we've opened up for the Swiss partners/investors.
The weather here is still superb - unlike Switzerland where a stream of arctic air has been hitting and temperatures have dropped to about 10F or so. Pretty good for me, and I hope it'll be warming up by end of next week when I have to fly back for a couple of months.
The social climate here is quiet as usual, what a luck when comparing to the situation in surrounding countries, especially Mali, where Azawad supporters are regularly attacking villages up north. The president does heavy PR for the country, and the new international airport in Diass is really neat. Just today we had a friend from the South here who told us how tourism is speeding up now, land prices have been skyrocketing, especially on the beach (actually there's ONE beach from Joal to St. Louis, which means the whole coast is one beach about 250 km long).
And that beach continues actually right up to Morocco without interruption. They're building a paved beach road all the way, which means in a few years you'll be able to drive from Casablanca/Morocco to Joal/Senegal straight through, that's about 3'000 km of beach...
Well, guys, I'll be gone from WB more or less until I get back home.
In any case, I'm more certain than ever that my decision to build up something here and leave cold Switzerland alone shortly was and is the right one.
No need to die in a fridge if you don't have to :-)
Have a nice weekend all !