Travel Blogs from Senegal

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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, ...

African Safari, Kedougou, Senegal travel blog

African Safari

A travel blog entry by mafoley

The New Year made us ambitious. We had planned on rising early to catch the sunrise and though Emily's alarm did not go off, the boys came by to wake us up. We hurried and since we did not need to pack until later, we rushed out to look at dawn streaking ...

Final Notes from Kafountine, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Final Notes from Kafountine

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   Our time is winding down. The garden has grown fast. There are even peas fruiting and the tomatoes have come from seed to shin high. I have been coaching the guy that works at the internet cafe, Kidane, on various tricks and tips for ...

The Desert, Lompoul, Senegal travel blog

The Desert

A travel blog entry by liselle

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I took my first trip away this weekend to a place called Desert de Lompoul. We left on Saturday morning in a 4x4 and stopped off at a few villages on the way...amazing to see how the rural people live! Such a slow and peaceful way to exist! Then we had ...

Mbam, Mbam, Senegal travel blog

Mbam

A travel blog entry by matcel

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At night we were transportd by a cart and a horse pulling it, but others people climb on the cart, these people knew the family we had to encounter. So they descent from the cart really close to the house and went with us. They talked to the sister of ...

Du Sahara à l'Afrique Noire : quelques réflexions, Richard Toll, Senegal travel blog

Du Sahara à l'Afrique Noire : quelques réflexions

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... ;                     DU FLEUVE SENEGAL,                     ...

Iam alive and well, Thies, Senegal travel blog

Iam alive and well

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

Bonjour i love Senegal so far and will right more later.  Its more than I had imagined it would be!  love Desneige or now I am ...

Day 41, TransAtlantic, Senegal travel blog

Day 41

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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Just another day, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Just another day

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... Apparently a USAID rep was coming that afternoon and they wanted something to show...this seems to be the characteristic problem with Senegal and development, they want the stuff to make it look like they are developed on the outside but on the inside ...

Sebar Drumming and Dancing, Thies, Senegal travel blog

Sebar Drumming and Dancing

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Hello Friends! So it has been another exciting week in Senegal.  Training is going well.  I love learning a new language. Namm naa samay xarit ak sama waa ker ci Maine ak ci Amerik, jerijeff. ( I miss my friends and family in Maine and in ...

Hotel Karone and In Between, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Hotel Karone and In Between

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   We wanted to visit Hotel Karone, the last hotel on the beach road stretching south of town. It is situated on a strip of land that has access to the river and the beach less than a kilometer apart.     We were excited to drive ...

Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar

A travel blog entry by cpricci

   Arriving in Dakar, there was a huge line for immigration. Thankfully they were ushering travelers with children to a shorter line. We got our bags and had to walk around the outside of the airport to departures. We even said hello to one of ...

Autumn in Africa, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Autumn in Africa

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Where do I begin. I suppose with the end of the rainy season which was a very defining week here in Linguere Senegal, which is apparently the epicenter of dryness.  I came back from a fabulous week in Tamba Kounda where I got to see many of my ...

The Longest Day of the Year, Thies, Senegal travel blog

The Longest Day of the Year

A travel blog entry by mafoley

Though it is just past the winter solstice, which is supposed to be the shortest day of the year, mine has seemed to continue on interminably. I have yet to feel inspired to start writing, but I figure I might as well start before it's too late. I'm ...

More Travelling and Frustrations, Kaolack, Senegal travel blog

More Travelling and Frustrations

A travel blog entry by mafoley

... on environmental issues. It was nice to hear her perfect English and her optimism about the progress they are making in Senegal. She had worked with Professor Roberts when he was in the Peace Corps and had many connections among the various organizations ...

Acelarando o ritmo, Mpack, Senegal travel blog

Acelarando o ritmo

A travel blog entry by ikono

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... -se « missionarios de Sérigne Touba » e são indigitados pelos seus Marabouts a irem mendigar num ponto qualquer do Senegal para depois reverter esse dinheiro para os agricultores que estão na penuria. Quanto tempo têm de mendigar ? O ...

Dust, Dirt, and Salt Flats, Kaolack, Senegal travel blog

Dust, Dirt, and Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... was researched five years ago. Instead we found a shop selling snacks and some cold milk and an internet cafe, encountering more "real" Senegal along the way. You really don't have to look for it. It's just there. Another day of no tourists other than ...

Will the Travelling Never Stop?, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Will the Travelling Never Stop?

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... Boston to New York. Seven hours is not nearly as long as I would have thought, and the flight from New York to Dakar, Senegal was over before I knew it (really should have opted for sleep over watching Elizabethtown, it was a terrible movie anyway) and ...

Impaaaaalaaaaa, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Impaaaaalaaaaa

A travel blog entry by dc314

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... them) and put them in our lap so that security could make sure no one intentionally left a bag on the plane and got off in Senegal.  Finally we were ready to go.  They had to spray the plane once the doors were closed in order to kill any bugs ...

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 ...

Dakar dafa lekk xalis!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar dafa lekk xalis!

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... few day trips to national parks as a mini vacation.  I was working hard on SeneGAD stuff which is Peace Corps Senegal's Gender and Development committee to help volunteers work with girls and boys, women and men to learn to integrate gender equality ...

Oh this Crazy heat!, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Oh this Crazy heat!

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Asalam Alekum tout la monde! I am literally living in a Sauna right now...I was sitting in my room playing kid dominoes with my two year old neice and I was wasting brain power thinking about how much hotter it would have to be if my room were really a ...

Two weeks in and so far so great, Theis, Senegal travel blog

Two weeks in and so far so great

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... and comfortable here.  Right now I am busy training to be a Peace Corps volunteer which means I'm busy learning all about Senegal's culture both in the classroom and living it with my family; learning the local language of Wolof; learning how to ...

Recepção calorosa em Dakar (Fr+Pt), Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Recepção calorosa em Dakar (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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... . Logo me mete à vontade dizendo que a trate por « tu », explicando que no wolof (lingua nacional mais falada no Senegal) o « você » não existe. Domingo, dia que se seguiu ao da minha chegada, é dia de refeição em familia. ...

Eehhh Burrinho (Fr+Pt), Mbour, Senegal travel blog

Eehhh Burrinho (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Et oui, finalement j'ai roulé en charrette tirée par un âne et il ne me reste plus que le vélo et le train. Ce jour là j'ai marché pendant des heures tout en contemplant des beaux coins pour passer la nuit et bien sûr ils abondent. Mais ce ne sera ...

Had My Fish and Ate It Too, Diana, Senegal travel blog

Had My Fish and Ate It Too

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   We were ready for an outing beyond Kafountine. Annie had heard about a nice midwife in Abene who welcomed respectful Western help and observation. I had seen the flier on the mini market bulletin board for Atlantic Lodge ...

Swimming Pictures, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Swimming Pictures

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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OK all, hopefully these links to pictures will work for you?  Copy the link into your browser; http://picasaweb.google.com/dhallbert/SenegalPhotosPart1 http://picasaweb.google.com/dhallbert/SenegalPhotosPartII School will be starting ...

Sand, heat and bugs not dipped in Chocolate, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Sand, heat and bugs not dipped in Chocolate

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Asalam Malekum Im still in Senegal.  And some days its still hits me and I say "wow Im in Africa" this usually happens in the mornings when I wake up sweating because it is just so hot out;  You can imagine that this does not lend itself to ...

New Year, New Beginnings, Niokola Koba Park, Senegal travel blog

New Year, New Beginnings

A travel blog entry by mafoley

... joys into the trip. Undoubtedly, there was a noticeable chance. Perhaps this is because we began our journey into the backcountry of Senegal, but overall, the events were more and more positive. We woke up on time to the alarm and were able to make sure ...

My very last hot season...and Mango season..., Nguith, Senegal travel blog

My very last hot season...and Mango season...

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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OK fourteen months down and ten to go.  I'm  not really counting down the days but when its this hot you wish you were anywhere else but here.  The good news is that it is the last hot season that I will have to endure and so each day ...

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