Travel Blogs from Senegal

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brutal market, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

brutal market

A travel blog entry by nroseveare


sat 10/2 slept v late .. had a coffee and a croissant for breakfast in my local cafe ! (just like france). Sat afternoon i took a taxi into the Plateau area (old town & administraive and commercial cntr) ... right on tip of south pointing ...

arrival & settling in dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

arrival & settling in dakar

A travel blog entry by nroseveare


sat 2/2 Left home and caroline at about 0800 for coach to h'row .... arrived about 6.30pm after easy flight. no time difference so not too tiring at all - just long - 6hrs.  out of airport by about 7.30. Met at the airport by cherif, office driver, ...

Viva la Terenga!, Pikine, Senegal travel blog

Viva la Terenga!

A travel blog entry by claudinelabine


... que tout le monde voudrait adopter!!), Amadou (un autre accompagnateur), Ismael et Ingrid (les responsables Mer et Monde au Senegal) et 3 autres stagiaires! C'etait malade!!! Et ne vous inquietez pas, ma famille avait pris soins de me preter des ...

first really social evening out, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

first really social evening out

A travel blog entry by nroseveare

9/2 i had a good friday evening out . Having ARRIVED at the office at 0730 in the morining - i left at 2010 at night .... It has been a v demanding week - pretty much days like that each day - followed by home at night to grab a bite and do more ...

zurueck in der Casamance!, Ziguinchor, Senegal travel blog

zurueck in der Casamance!

A travel blog entry by antje.gohmann


... Gefuehl (und Geraeusch), als wuerde man bei vollem Galopp in einer Kutsche durch kurvige Waldwege preschen. Dafuer ist er dann im Senegal so langsam, dass man bequem nebenher laufen kann. die Landschaft, durch die wir fuhren, war wirklich schoen, bei ...

The journey back to Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

The journey back to Dakar

A travel blog entry by paedrus


Hi there!   There's only one road that allows you to enter/leave Dakar and of course on the end of the day it's completely filled with cars, trucks and motorcycles. On the road, we saw hundreds of people selling products (bags of fresh water, ...

ACCOMODATION, Dakar, Senegal travel blog


A travel blog entry by debbie-ba

five starts hotels small hotels villa or rooms ...

Still in Bapate, Pambal, Senegal travel blog

Still in Bapate

A travel blog entry by gabrielle.dumas


L'adaptation va toujours bien. La nourriture est très bonne, tellement que je commence à avoir un djai fundé (C’est-à-dire des grosses fesses). Sans rigoler, tout va très bien pour moi. Je suis fatiguée assez rapidement cependant, mais comme ...

Recovering the right way, Dakar Region, Senegal travel blog

Recovering the right way

A travel blog entry by kmbadieme


... "speaking Spanish". Bacary is a true American, he continues to speak in English and thinks everyone understands him! Arona is in love with Senegal, and the freedom of no car seat most of the time. He tries to hang his head out the window like a dog ...

GOING UP IN THE WORLD..., Thies, Senegal travel blog


A travel blog entry by bellag

... the trek is also making sense. Sitting on bus after blooming bus for 30 hours as we went across countries to get to Thies in Senegal seemed far from sensible as my sanity was slipped away at the time but we made it and as soon as we did all memories of ...

The End of a Great Beginning, Vélingara, Senegal travel blog

The End of a Great Beginning

A travel blog entry by kellyrose


... , I will give my understanding of events here in Senegal and feel free to compare and contrast with American culture. A baptism in Senegal usually happens about a week after the birth and is not only a celebration but also acts as a naming ceremony. Now I ...

Fingers crossed my malaria pills are working...., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Fingers crossed my malaria pills are working....

A travel blog entry by liz_singanong

3 bug bites in..... Hellooooo, Senegal!  So we landed about two hours ago. Wanna hear a joke? Not airport security.  My brain still hasn't registered that I'm no longer in America, which explains the jet lag that's kicking in. I think that ...

A stop on the way home, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

A stop on the way home

A travel blog entry by hscoggin

Our flight made a stop in Dakar, to let some folks off and pick up a few. We stayed on the plane for a little over an hour, while they did two different security checks on the ...

Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog


A travel blog entry by loelai


dakar ...

Women: strong, independent, inspiring, Vélingara, Senegal travel blog

Women: strong, independent, inspiring

A travel blog entry by kellyrose


I have been living with the Barry family going on five months now and I can honestly say I have found my routine. I have figured out everyones personalities and have come to find everyone sort of predictable. My brother will forever annoy me, as brothers ...

Beautiful place to stay!, Bignona, Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Beautiful place to stay!

A travel blog entry by tambaly

... in the capital Dakar and always loved it.Then in 2009 I decided to take a trip down south to the more rural parts of Senegal. I got the ferry to Ziguinchor and then a 30min journey by taxi to Auberge Kayokulo in Bignona as it had ...

The Front Line, Ziguinchor, Senegal travel blog

The Front Line

A travel blog entry by charlie_ray


Today we visited the village of Bambidinka which has previously been the front line of the conflict and as a result caused mass displacement. It was previously a rebel base and although many were displaced internally, many did also flee across the ...

Relaxing After a Great Day, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Relaxing After a Great Day

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg


We spent the day on Goree island, where we visited a former slave house, the museum and the Goree Institute, a non-profit that is working to bring free and fair elections to West Africa. Needless to say, it was a fascinating ...

La deuxième semaine!, Pambal, Senegal travel blog

La deuxième semaine!

A travel blog entry by mamaoui


Vendredi 7 mai, jour 8 : Un peu fatiguée ce matin : les coqs commencent à chanter vers 2h30-3h même si le soleil ne se lève que vers les 6h30… Il y a aussi les ânes qui braient et les chèvres… Tout ça me donne le sommeil plus ...

!$th Stop, Lake Retba, Senegal travel blog

!$th Stop

A travel blog entry by joannanelson


... 21.1ºC and the annual precipitation is only 495mm. Rufisque is a city with a population of 179,797m in the Dakar region of Senegal, a country with a Gross National Product of 24.82 billion PPP dollars. I spent a few days at my hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, ...

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


I was pleasantly suprised by a call from Oumina that there was a woman birthing at the center, and me and Safi should come on over. Oumina is the matron (also known as a TBA- traditional birth attendant by the international birth community) in charge at ...

Par Avion, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Par Avion

A travel blog entry by mackinder

Dear Senegal, I left you a week ago – the same way I met you. My heart in my throat. From the first, I could only compare you to my only other real experience. You were different of course, in so many ways. But I was fascinated to see how I ...

Sometimes.... I can be a pretty awful human being., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Sometimes.... I can be a pretty awful human being.

A travel blog entry by liz_singanong

And 15 other things I learned about myself on this trip.  1. I can survive in Africa for six weeks. Who would've thought? 2. I love America.... a lot. Like, I thought I loved America while I was there but no, I love America A LOT. 3. I can be ...

Debi Tiguette, Debi Tiguette, Senegal travel blog

Debi Tiguette

A travel blog entry by isidor


Night in the ...

Tour des Femmes (end), Tambacounda, Senegal travel blog

Tour des Femmes (end)

A travel blog entry by astoundiaye

the end much ...

VENI - VIDI -VICI, Dakar, Senegal travel blog


A travel blog entry by zabelg


De kenners weten dat ik rook .. Op mijn pakje Marlboro staat bovengetittelde tekst .. Had nooit gedacht dat ik zou huilen, maar bij het oprijden van de "Place de l' Indépendance" te Dakar (vergelijkbaar Groenplaats A'pen) weet ik dat het Novotel juist ...

LONGEST PLANE RIDE EVER!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog


A travel blog entry by whatboundaries

WHEW! That was a LONG trip! But we're on our way to Johannesberg, South Africa - only 9 more hours to go. ...

Kiang West NP, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Kiang West NP

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg


This morning we boarded safari vehicles and visited Kiang West National Park, which is home to hundreds of bird species as well as warthogs, hyenas and other ...

Le suite de mon aventure en village, Pambal, Senegal travel blog

Le suite de mon aventure en village

A travel blog entry by gabrielle.dumas

Aujourdhui je n'ai pas de photo, je vais en ajouter la prochaine fois. Je joue au basketball et au football et je continu a courir. Ce sont mes activites d'apres-midi. Le matin je suis au poste de sante de pambal et l'apres-midi j'ai du temps libre tout ...

Why Can't You People Just Talk?!?!, Ziguinchor, Senegal travel blog

Why Can't You People Just Talk?!?!

A travel blog entry by charlie_ray


... understanding motives behind repatriation, assistance given to returnees and cross border communication/activity between agencies in Gambia and Senegal! After our impromptu/ useful interview with Procas it was time for a brief tour of downtown Ziguinchor ...

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