Travel Blogs from Kafountine, Senegal

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More Fishing with Patrick, Kassel, Senegal travel blog

More Fishing with Patrick

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... to go fishing with Patrick again and even brought a coupe friends along to share the cost. This time we headed straight south of Kafountine to the river at Kassel, where his other flats boat was waiting ready. This was an afternoon trip. It took about an ...

Home, Sweet Home, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Home, Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... of thousands of roosters from every direction until dawn, about 7:30, the time of the second prayer.    Overall, Kafountine is paradise. Everyone is happy, courteous, hospitable. The men are strapping, fit and strong. The women are beautiful ...

Fishing Takes 1 and 2, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Fishing Takes 1 and 2

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   It is no secret that I came here to fish. Mangroves, river, surf, offshore - I am ready for anything. It has been tough to say the least. I don't speak any of the languages, boats are expensive and many exciting species are ignored. Here, ...

Final Notes from Kafountine, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Final Notes from Kafountine

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... access, when paid for monthly, will go in and out at odd hours of the day and is much slower than promised.    Kafountine is growing faster than investors can keep up with. I see there are some niches not yet being filled. No one is frying ...

Hotel Karone and In Between, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Hotel Karone and In Between

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... was still not over. A minute after seeing all this, we were passing through what I can only describe as the "suburbs" of Kafountine. These are the houses and hotels sitting right on the beach. The houses looked occupied, at least by caretakers, but every ...

Nyaam, To Eat and the Food, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Nyaam, To Eat and the Food

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... to Europeans have everything you would expect, mostly made in Egypt.    Seemingly, the most common sauce here in Senegal features a lemon, garlic and onion broth/stew with wedges of cabbage, eggplant and carrot. This works great with fish or ...

Keur Mame Diarra, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Keur Mame Diarra

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... , Ibrahim and Ami, who have been spending all kinds of time and energy to keep me and my family fed and clean in Senegal. Theirs is a beautiful, walled compound with a host of beautiful trees, some having been planted from seed more than 30 years ago. We ...

Tropical Permaculture Plant List, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Tropical Permaculture Plant List

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... a great little permaculture garden at a secondary school for girls which was planted and maintained by Miguel and Carlos. If you are in Kafountine and want to visit this garden, ask for help at the Kaya pizza restaurant. It is about 10 minutes walk south ...

Got one! (and paid for it), Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Got one! (and paid for it)

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   I was getting frustrated with surf casting. I was never able to get my rig past the breakers. No matter how much lead I put on, the waves would wash it in. There are always about a hundred boats sitting out off shore anchored, spilling fishy ...

Baye Fall and Reflections, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Baye Fall and Reflections

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   In 1895, the French colonizers in Senegal reached a level of insecurity that provoked them to action. They summoned all the kings and spiritual leaders of the region to submit to France as the highest power in the land. Amadou Bamba Mbacke ...

Let there be light! And water!, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Let there be light! And water!

A travel blog entry by avrotondi

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It was a wonderful day when the clinic in Kabar got its solar system and well pump installed. The whole family had gone to Abene for a morning of clinic and lunch (the boys all visited the big tree while I was at the health post). On the way home we ...

..., Ahèr, Senegal travel blog

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A travel blog entry by debdeb80

Voyager seule, c'est voyage au gré des rencontres et se laisser emporter sans toutefois perdre de vue son but, sa légende personnelle (dixit Santiago)... ce sont les personnes qu'on rencontre qui donnent un sens au voyage... effort de chaque instant ...

Beach Days, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Beach Days

A travel blog entry by avrotondi

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... are planning a few trips to nearby villages for fishing opportunities and to explore a bit. The big Carnival celebration starts here in Kafountine this friday and will be really fun to take part in. There should be lots of music and dancing. The musicians ...

Countdown to Departure, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Countdown to Departure

A travel blog entry by avrotondi

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The last weeks here just flew by. After several failed attempts by one, or both of my children to enter the pass code for my iphone lock screen, my phone was ultimately disabled. In order to unlock it I would have to reset the phone to factory setting ...

lets go to saloulou!, Saloulou, Senegal travel blog

lets go to saloulou!

A travel blog entry by debdeb80

A force de vivre à contre-courant on devient un contre-sens... Embarcadère pour Saloulou en compagnie de Jo et ...

Brousse, brousse, brousse..., Bankassouk, Senegal travel blog

Brousse, brousse, brousse...

A travel blog entry by debdeb80

Hamac sur petite plage près des pêcheurs... régime poisson-riz qui commence!! sillures... carpes... rougets... Bienveillance des pêcheurs... envie de solitude... mais je sais que je déprimerais si j'étais seule!! Besoin de retrouver mon énergie de ...

quelle bienveillance!, Saloulou, Senegal travel blog

quelle bienveillance!

A travel blog entry by debdeb80

Hamac dans bosquet près du village... cultures de calie tout autour de nous... population un peu perchée et hyper ...

Cachouane, Cachouane, Senegal travel blog

Cachouane

A travel blog entry by casanova_f

Es ist einfach unglaublich, wie schnell die Zeit vergeht. Morgen ist schon ein Viertel des Semesters vorbei! Ein Viertel! 25%! Dabei kommt es mir so vor, als ob ich gerade erst angekommen wäre. Auf der einen Seite natürlich nur. Auf der anderen Seite ...

Kafountine, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Kafountine

A travel blog entry by avrotondi

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We arrived in Kafountine friday night (17th). We were met by the wonderful crew here at Mame Diarra's house. After filling our bellies with rice and fish we settled down in our comfortable hut for the night. With two beds (one queen, one king) we had ...

Cassoumay Birth Center and a note on Dirty Laundry, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Cassoumay Birth Center and a note on Dirty Laundry

A travel blog entry by avrotondi

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... , more experienced matron named Sally, she serves the women of her community. She was trained by midwives at the hospital in Kafountine, and also works some shifts there doing prenatals and taking call for births. Safi is an english speaking nurse from ...

chez omar, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

chez omar

A travel blog entry by debdeb80

kafountine, chez omar... campement dans le jardin... Singe qui passe dans les arbres au dessus de ma tête lorsque je me réveille... Julien rentre en France... Une page de mon voyage qui se tourne... une nouvelle à ...

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