Marguerite Matthews
margymar
Jan 30
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why thank you! we used Black Travel Club - there were lots of other Black American travel groups there but sadly i don’t remember the names.

Jan 30
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no one bowed down to anyone or prayed to deities - or was asked to - so not sure what you’re referring to. while many activities had a spiritual element to it bc West Africans are a spiritual people (be it traditional African, Christian, or otherwise), everyone engaged however they chose or not at all.
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Jan 22
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totally agree. of all my friends who went (but not in my travel group), none of us had the same experience. some did a 50/50 mix of party and history, others almost exclusively partied. and yet we all feel very much changed by the experience. i can’t wait to go back and just KICK IT.

Jan 22
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awww snap! a friend of a friend was with TasteMakers. we may have been on the same flight back!

Jan 22
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yeah, our tour guides told us we should have fun with it and never accept the first offer. most vendors won’t even make a sale if they don’t think it’s a good one, they’ll let you walk away. that still made me anxious so i bought very few items as a result lol

Feb 1 2019
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funny you mention this - i was not rejected in any way from Blacks or Mexicans. i had a few Blaxican friends growing up but they all spoke Spanish and all had family in Mexico (i did not have either). i had many Mexican friends but we did not have the same interactions that they had with others who spoke Spanish (and Read more

Feb 1 2019
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thank you! and to be honest what you described is how i felt when i spent time with my Mexican friends’ families. i experienced Mexican culture in a way i did not with my own family. it was so foreign yet oddly familiar.

Feb 1 2019
6

it was indeed a love letter to her (though that is not what i was initially intending to do). she read it before i submitted it and chastised me for making her cry lol