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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 ...

Stopped for fuel, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Stopped for fuel

A travel blog entry by jodytomp

We stopped for fuel in Senegal but were not allowed off the ship  ...

Family Time in Baila, Baila, Senegal travel blog

Family Time in Baila

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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   We wanted to visit the home town of our hosts. Baila is a small but growing village on the mangrove river about an hour's drive inland from Kafountine. Here the people are and speak Diola (Jola), and very proudly so. They are ...

Tabaski Christmas, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Tabaski Christmas

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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So Tabaski, one of the biggest holidays here was pretty interesting.  We killed three rams in honor of the story of Abraham who was going to sacrifice his son to God but then at the last moment God switched the son for a sheep and the son was ...

Slummin' it in Senegal, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Slummin' it in Senegal

A travel blog entry by wanderingwaltz

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... of sponsoring the bombing of the Pam Am flight over Lockerby, Scotland. Mumar was to be the guest of honor for Senegal's independence celebration the following day. [Indeed, we spotted Mumar and his zillion-car motorcade taking him back to the ...

St. Louis, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

St. Louis

A travel blog entry by antje.gohmann

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... . Aber das entspricht der Erfahrung, die ich auch schon in Dakar gemacht habe: Das Wort "overdressed" entbehrt im Senegal (oder zumindest in den größeren Städten) jeglicher Bedeutung. Du kannst in einer fliederfarbenen Abendrobe mit Paillettenstola ...

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 ...

Familia Diallo (Fr+Pt), Mbour, Senegal travel blog

Familia Diallo (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Je ne m'étais pas trompé, la famille était super gentil et tout le monde m'a accueilli comme l'invité qu'ils attendaient depuis longtemps, tous se sont occupés de moi pour que rien ne puisse manquer. Mais rien ne manque jamais, on me donne trop, ...

Spécial Maxence: Babacar, Podor, Senegal travel blog

Spécial Maxence: Babacar

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Ouf! Nous avons échappé, en nous cachant bien,aux méchants bandits de Mauritanie. Nous sommes arrivés hier au pays de Mr Ukulélé, mais il n'est pas là car il a voyagé jusqu'à Ouagadougou. J'espère que nous le retrouverons là-bas bientôt. Par ...

Family Trip to Abene, Abene, Senegal travel blog

Family Trip to Abene

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... ?    Ever grateful, we went back to town to get Annie and some lunch. There are two kinds of restaurants in Senegal. One kind is locally owned and operated and serves mostly locals for around 1000 CFA per huge plate. The other kind is usually ...

The Circle of Life, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

The Circle of Life

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

Its amazing to feel all better.  Life is truly beautiful again and I want to do and explore again.  Some amazingly wonderful and not so wonderful things have happened lately:  We had our first really big downpour.  It was intense and ...

Tropical Permaculture Plant List, Kafountine, Senegal travel blog

Tropical Permaculture Plant List

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... Tobacco (Solanaceae)    Cucumber, Melons (Cucurbitaceae)    Garlic*, Onions* (Amaryllidaceae, genus Allium)    Carrot*, Parsley* (Apiaceae)    Cabbage*, Collards (Brassicaceae)     * staple food of Senegal ...

Pointe de Sarène, Pointe de Sarène, Senegal travel blog

Pointe de Sarène

A travel blog entry by matcel

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We took a bus which brought us near mbour, the place from where we could go further to the south, so the bus left us at the beginning of a track but we couldn't see the end of it. We've walked for 35 min and then arrived in a little village where the ...

Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor, Senegal travel blog

Ziguinchor

A travel blog entry by antje.gohmann

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... wäre die 12-Stunden-Tour sonst echt zur Qual geworden. Das jedenfalls ist die schnellste Variante des öffentlichen Personentransports im Senegal, vom Flugzeug mal abgesehen. Zunächst mal mussten wir in Dakar zur "Garage" bzw. gare routiere, von wo ...

Dakar-Popenguine-Somone-Sali-Mbour-Joal-Ndangane, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar-Popenguine-Somone-Sali-Mbour-Joal-Ndangane

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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As predicted I spent these days relaxing in and around Dakar... but not only   I left an announcement at Centre Culturel Français as to get in contact with potential travelmates. It worked and I considered pursuing with Diallo (student girl from ...

AFRICA AT LAST, DAKAR, Senegal travel blog

AFRICA AT LAST

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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Spend last 4 days acclimitizing to 31 degree celsius weather, sand, dirt, dust, air pollution, innmerable touts selling goods and services.  Dakar is a big sprawling somewhat chaotic city.  Board Dakar-Bamako express train, now owned by a ...

Day 15 : Dakar (Benjamin leaving), Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Day 15 : Dakar (Benjamin leaving)

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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Benjamin left today. He woke up early as he was still a bit sick, and we gently got ready to go and meet my former colleague at USAM (Union sportive de la Marine), where Ben and I played a game of Pétanque. Once his tennis achieved, Paul had a drink ...

Fishing with The Fam, Niafarang, Senegal travel blog

Fishing with The Fam

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... crazy about fishing.    We fished for about an hour before Pol wanted a break at the bar. The river divides Senegal and Gambia. The bar was in Gambia, and I was a little concerned about crossing over without documents. We mostly hung out on the ...

Réserve de Bandia, Near popenguine, Senegal travel blog

Réserve de Bandia

A travel blog entry by matcel

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With the two french girls we deceided to go there because if you have your own car you don't pay for the 4x4 that they rent there. So at first we bought our tickets and our guide called "Mamadou", a very funny guy, and it was the beginning of the visit. ...

Day 96 : Somone - Palmarin, Palmarin, Senegal travel blog

Day 96 : Somone - Palmarin

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

After a good night of sleep, we decided (as we had long-talked about it with Sidy) to go to his village. On the way we stopped at the traditional Joal and sacred Baobab (500 years, 32m circumference). Once we reached Palmarin, we looked for accomodation ...

Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... functional construction. We were in Africa.    The taxi took us straight to Keur Diame (http://www.keurdiame-senegal.com/), and Ibra, the concierge, welcomed us by understanding our English. They were gracious in preparing us a room just ...

Campement Casamance, Oussouye, Senegal travel blog

Campement Casamance

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

En casamance existe un systeme de campement villageois qui permet de vivre dans un habitat traditionnel pour pas cher, et l argent va au ...

Plage aux vaches, Cap skiring, Senegal travel blog

Plage aux vaches

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

De la detente, apres les routes affreuses de gambie, fait du ...

Dakar propriamente dita (Fr+Pt), Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar propriamente dita (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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... Gorée é reservada aos endinheirados que possam desembolsar a soma necessaria para se alojarem nos hoteis à beira-mar. O Senegal, como a maior parte dos paises não produtores de petroleo e sobretudo paises africanos que estupidamente acabaram por ...

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 ...

popenguine, Popenguine, Senegal travel blog

popenguine

A travel blog entry by matcel

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After reflexion we decided to make this trip by ourselves and we went to popenguine, a little town near the coast where the people are very nice. We took the bus to go there but you have to see what kind of bus i am talking about, the one you wonder if ...

Podor (suite), Podor, Senegal travel blog

Podor (suite)

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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En fait nous avons passé la nuit dans la Maison de Guillaume Foy, ancien comptoir colonial restauré cette fois-ci le long des quais du fleuvve Sénégal. Hôtel datant de 1850 avvec de grandes hauteurs de plafonds, des fenêtres garnies de ...

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 ...

Day 14 : Mboro Plage - Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Day 14 : Mboro Plage - Dakar

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

I got woken up by Ifra and Mbaye and went straight to the sea for a first quick wash and exercise. Then I joined the guys for a coffee, bread and butter, talks and smoke. We stayed there most of the day, receiving many young people from the village ...

Island of tears, Goree Island, Senegal travel blog

Island of tears

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... They try to reassure me but I can't help but be shaken by the venom of this kid, unlike anything I've experienced in Senegal or The Gambia.His slave reference is immature and unimaginative, designed to embarrass tourists and porters alike. I hope my group ...

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