Travel Blogs from Senegal

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Cultural differences, Theis, Senegal travel blog

Cultural differences

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

... children from each m other, as well as in-laws, distant cousins, and sometimes family friends all in the same compound. Here in Senegal, families are your support system, and noone is left on their own. The perception of the "American norm" to turn 18 ...

Mangrove, Toubakouta, Senegal travel blog

Mangrove

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

3 jours de repos dans la mangrove. Des scientifiques etaient present pour l inventaire de la reserve, et on pouvait les ...

It began in Africa!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

It began in Africa!

A travel blog entry by trig

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"This trip has never been done before by an overland company. You are the first! This trip is about experiencing a part of the world that very few tourists ever get to. It's not going to be easy, you may at times wonder why you are doing such a trip." ...

Allah taw-en Nargaro!, Kolda, Senegal travel blog

Allah taw-en Nargaro!

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Allah Taw-en Nargaro! ( may God find us next year) Alhumdouliliah, the fast is OVER. Though most of you are not celebrating the start of a'new year', I send my best wishes for health, happiness, and ..in the spirit of the Senegalese..money, to all of ...

Back to Senegal!, Kaolack, Senegal travel blog

Back to Senegal!

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... but greatly enjoyed another meal of big hunks of meat with sauce over rice with an appetizer of fluffy white French bread. The best food I've had travelling in a long while. Who would have thought I'd find it in Senegal? Next --> Mosques and ...

Joal fadiouth, Joal Fadiouth, Senegal travel blog

Joal fadiouth

A travel blog entry by matcel

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As usual, we arrived there by night and we were looking for a hotel, we were walking but we walked for several kilometers, the thing was that we missed the hotel so we had to go back where we were. The day after we went to Fadiouth which is an artificial ...

C'est parti pour le Senegal, Saint Louis, Senegal travel blog

C'est parti pour le Senegal

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Apres avoir utiliser une peugeot 504 pour 10 personnes, je suis arrivé vers 20h a Saint Louis ancienne capitale du senegale et point de transit important sur la route de l aeropostale. C est une ville qui possede son charme colonial et ou on peut ...

Getting there: a long ride through Senegal, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Getting there: a long ride through Senegal

A travel blog entry by adminor

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... stare at us wide-eyed tubabs in our "Gambia Tours" bus, peering from the windows of our self-enclosed cage, barreling through Senegal, only extending our touch towards the people on the streets for a random purchase of candy or cigarettes (not for me, ...

transport blues, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

transport blues

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

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... is the 28 or so hours it took me to get here. I went to the garage in Kolda on Monday around noon. In Senegal all transport by vehicle is arranged at the garage, which is usually a shaded structure with dozens of women and children selling things ...

Ramadan: The Holy Conundrum, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Ramadan: The Holy Conundrum

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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The days were long and hot but at 7:00 when the sun tucked itself into bed, Ndogo was wicked awesome.  The family prayed together and then broke the fast with a fig and hot tea, why not water first to quench the intense thirst of Ramadan, well ...

the arrival, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

the arrival

A travel blog entry by matcel

We had to take the plane around 9pm at paris orly but there were some problems: -the first one was that we were many people wanting to go to sénégal at this period so the company had to rent a german plane -unfortunately the plane was not at orly but ...

.... Dakar, presque la fin du voyage, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

.... Dakar, presque la fin du voyage

A travel blog entry by cmuller

Après la nuit en bus, ou j'ai quand même pu dormir un peu je suis très curieux de cette ville... on voit que c'est très différent de ce que j'ai vu jusqu'à maintenant... il y a beaucoup de "blancs" et on trouve de tout.... Après tous ces efforts ...

Ngiuth: My new Home for the next two Years, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Ngiuth: My new Home for the next two Years

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Hello Everyone! So here I am in Nguith with my new family.  I am lucky to have Internet connection in my own home although if its too hot like it was yesterday the computer stays off...I think it was like 110°F yesterday and I've been eating so ...

Sarre Kemo, Kolda, Senegal travel blog

Sarre Kemo

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Hello! I hope you all had a nice 4th of july! I certainly missed the yearly family get together in Maine. Here in Kolda we did our best to recreate the american experience with some loud music, and lots of good american style food. On the night of ...

counting down the days, Tambacounda, Senegal travel blog

counting down the days

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Hello! counting down the days to what you ask? ..well, im getting ready to take my first real vacation from Senegal since arriving here a year and a half ago. For the sake of sanity i should have taken some time away before now, but whats done is ...

Its still hot....why can't it snow..., Nguith, Senegal travel blog

Its still hot....why can't it snow...

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... and I never know where to begin.  I guess I'll start with the fact that I ended up taking a mini vacation away from Senegal.  I thought I could hack it and stay here the whole two years but this work is the most frustrating work I've ever done ...

Life in the slow lane., Sokone, Senegal travel blog

Life in the slow lane.

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

... half way through the Peace Corps journey.  Its a great opportunity to see how the daily life of an American living in Senegal really works. Yesterday one of Julie's host cousins got married and was graced with 3 'Toubabs' (white people) at her ...

Holidays in Dakar!!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Holidays in Dakar!!

A travel blog entry by mauddespoisse

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Having said that spending 3 months in Malaysia is not that usual for me, spending Christmas in the sun in Senegal is even more unusual ! I think that this year is one of the years in my life when I have seen sun the most!! I love it!!! Even ...

Skiving in Senegal, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Skiving in Senegal

A travel blog entry by sweet2thlh

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This week on the Louise Hart Globe-Trotting Guide - SENEGAL 2 weeks into my new job and I decided to take a holiday. The reason for my less-than-inspiring work ethic was the looming arrival of Koriteh, the end of Ramadan festival. For the last ...

Second Round of Pictures!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Second Round of Pictures!

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Hello hello, I've been in Dakar doing some research and prep work for some of my projects, that and I needed to get out of the village for a bit, I had my first feelings of bitterness or perhaps you could call it the tiredness of the ...

The pink lake, Near Dakar, Senegal travel blog

The pink lake

A travel blog entry by matcel

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Our friends always repeated that they wanted us to have a nice trip, to have good memories and to enjoy as much as we can. They brought us this day see the pink lake which was the arrival of the Paris-Dakar. This is a big lake with a special plankton ...

Gorée (Fr+Pt), Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Gorée (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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J'étais à la maison en train de me renseigner sur Gorée que je ne comptait pas visiter du à mon manque de fonds, quand Tata Annette me repérant largué dans une telle tâche s'est dépêchée de me trouver un moyen de bidouiller un moyen de me faire ...

A difficult morning, Nguith, Senegal travel blog

A difficult morning

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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... on...but I promise they are coming. Also many of you have asked for my address again and so here it is: B.P 79 Linguere Senegal West Africa Also I have a list of some new things for care packages so please hold off all packages till I send it and ...

Senegal luxe, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Senegal luxe

A travel blog entry by sarakmills

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This weekend, Julie, Kareem, and I went with their friend Izzy to the Sine-Saloum delta, where a major river meets the ocean south of Dakar.  The drive itself took about 3 1/2 hours, about half of that on dirt roads that have seen better days.  ...

Petit Paradis, toubab dialao, Senegal travel blog

Petit Paradis

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Enfin du repos dans ce charmant hotel. Avec la formule que je prefere cad un hotel de standing avec un dortoir qui coute pas cher avec vu sur la mer (à 2 m de la porte) et surtout je suis seul dans le dortoir. Donc pour 5 euros/jour j ai un endroit ...

Giving Thanks, Tambacounda, Senegal travel blog

Giving Thanks

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Hello! A Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I'm going to keep this message short because im running low on time before i have to make the mashed potatoes for the thanksgiving dinner im having with the other volunteers currently staying at the regional ...

The last blog from snowinsenegal...I'm coming home, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

The last blog from snowinsenegal...I'm coming home

A travel blog entry by snowinsenegal

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Hello everyone, So this is it. The last entry I will make from Senegal and I'm feeling really good about it because its just time for me to go home.  I've learned more in two years living in Senegal about development than I think I ever could back ...

Senegal på egen hand, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Senegal på egen hand

A travel blog entry by surrburken

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... Sedan kunde vi stiga på en liten men ganska vällastad färja som tog oss över den lilla flod som utgör gränsen till Senegal. På den senegalesiska sidan gick det sedan rätt smidigt. Eftersom vi var de enda västerländska personerna på färjan blev ...

Sine Saloum Delta, Toubakouta, Senegal travel blog

Sine Saloum Delta

A travel blog entry by liselle

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Really long time since my my last entry! sorry! Went travelling down the coast all the way to Toubakouta to visit the Sine Saloum Delta with some other volunteers. Started off on Monday the 1st, travelled to Dakar to stay for one night in an apartment, ...

Forgetful at age 35., Elinkine, Senegal travel blog

Forgetful at age 35.

A travel blog entry by trig

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... and I'm sat at a table under a little straw hut on a beach next to a tributary of the Cassamance river in southern Senegal. Cassamance has been a troubled region. The best way to describe it is it’s a tiny bit like Scotland wanting independence from ...

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