Travel Blogs from Dakar, Senegal

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5:00 AM "YES" Back to Dakar

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... now 11:30 pm and I took an amazing nap and I am now getting ready to go celebrate for Mouhammad’s birthday at a club called Casino “Cap Vert” or as we say it Cape Verde. This should be an interesting cap to my final weekend in Senegal. ...

"NBA Cares"...They really do

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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August 7th (Day 37)- Today was day 3 of the camp and we started the day off with early morning breakfast and then we had life skills seminars on HIV/AIDS & healthy living. This was an amazing learning experience for the campers. I learned some ...

Tactics of the Talibe, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Tactics of the Talibe

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... to complete my research by filling in the gaps in my travel blogs and recording some of my favorite stories/reflections/memories from Senegal. While waiting in Saint Louis for my sept-places (7-seat taxi) to fill up, I was constantly bombarded by little ...

Skinny men and skinnier horses, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Skinny men and skinnier horses

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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I arrived safely with ridiculous amounts of luggage this morning in Dakar. The men at the airport recognized how munch I was struggling and practically jumped at the chance to help. I think I'm going to like this place. So far we have had breakfast and ...

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend!!!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend!!!

A travel blog entry by lilli466

After a quite interesting weekend, I finally have found time to come use an internet cafe. Since I dont feel like staying long in this hot, stuffy, smelly room, Im going to keep this short. I just wanted to wish the HAPPIEST birthday ever to my best ...

Dreaming of a White Christmas, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dreaming of a White Christmas

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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... he expected me to say that I wasn't feeling very Christmas-y, being in a predominantly Muslim country, but interestingly enough, Senegal has done an acceptable job of preparing me for the Christmas season. The neighborhood gas station has decorated their ...

Sharing the Shooting Touch, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Sharing the Shooting Touch

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... . I first started by being honest with them that being the most talented player wasn't the reason I was selected to come to Senegal. I clarified why I had been chosen as the first sabbatical winner of the Shooting Touch grant. I shared that with them that ...

Ça va bien!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Ça va bien!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... am not willing to experiment with the tap water. I enjoyed my milk and bread breakfast and Mactar and I headed out to Centre Dakar, also known as downtown. We stopped by a screen-printing company and put in some orders for the T-shirts and banners for ...

Number One, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Number One

A travel blog entry by elaineeustace

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... in West Africa. This is partly to to with the fact that it has Africa's trendiest nightlife venues... Pity, we missed those.... Senegal is Africa's western most nation. and our last day on the mainland of this continent.  It is bordered by some ...

Round 2 in Dakar!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Round 2 in Dakar!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

... the look out, the boy got a mean jumper. Anyhow we are discussing what is next for Shooting Touch’s 1st Sabbatical journey in Dakar. Students have returned to school so in order to run a camp it would have to take place after school or during the ...

Life is fragile, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Life is fragile

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... incredibly intellectual person. His point of view is vastly different from mine and so we find ourselves disputing from time to time. I am happy that I chose Senegal and got the opportunity to live this experience here and make some incredible new ...

Teaching the Shooting Touch, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Teaching the Shooting Touch

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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Everything was set, as I looked around the renovated court. Campers eager to take the basketballs out of the bag and start learning. The eyes of each camper gazing at the coaches awaiting directions. The sun was as hot as ever beaming down making the day ...

Mad Max meets City of God, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Mad Max meets City of God

A travel blog entry by kkandsteve

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... t Langue de Baberie peninsula, for a few days we felt ready to face West African transport again.  The bus from Saint Louis to Dakar is supposed to take about 6 hours, which was about accurate after a 4 hour wait it to set off. Dakar is supposed to ...

Live from Basketball Without Borders Africa, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Live from Basketball Without Borders Africa

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 (Day 34)- I would first like to wish my father a Happy Birthday, It is still early here but I will call you around noon. I have been awfully busy, due to the fact that I have moved from my apartment to the hotel where the ...

Meeting & NBA's rendezvous to Dakar., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Meeting & NBA's rendezvous to Dakar.

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... for providing the camp with sufficient water supply, first aid equipment, refurbishing the courts and providing the most notable coaches from Senegal to run the different stations with me. We are even trying to get a NBA official to stop by during one of ...

Let the Games BEGIN!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Let the Games BEGIN!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... basketball my dream has not died but somewhat been altered.  I also shared how received this amazing experience to come to Senegal and teach them basketball was not because of my awesome skills in basketball. (As most of them looked in ...

Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Dakar

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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On a hot morning I found myself squished in the boot of a station wagon alongside Ghalied travelling south towards Dakar. Somewhat apprehensive of arriving at Dakar after hearing various war stories of other travels heading North from this hard city. ...

"The Road to Success is always under construction"

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... my first major road block of my 10 month journey. As some of you may or may not know, Islam is the prominent religion in Senegal. 90% of the people of Senegal are Muslims. August 11th marked the start of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the ...

En direct de Dakar! :Reporting Live from Dakar!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

En direct de Dakar! :Reporting Live from Dakar!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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BONJOUR!!!! It is just after 2 P.M. I am just now eating breakfast. I landed at 5 A.M. this morning the flight was smooth, I got some rest and watched "Invictus" and I thought it was a great introduction movie to my trip. I am now in the lobby of the ...

I Love This Game!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

I Love This Game!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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Monday (Day 25)- Today camp commenced with our regular routine of stretches and sprints and then we divided the campers into four groups. There is an older division ages (16-19) & younger division ages (13-16) division and they are also separated by ...

"The Return Of The Blog"

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... junior league coaches. I have arranged to have two coaches from the SEEDS Academy (Sports for Education & Economic Development of Senegal) to run the stations with me. Everyone is glad that I chose Senegal as my first stop for my basketball journey. ...

Bruxelles-Dakar, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Bruxelles-Dakar

A travel blog entry by sachago

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Should you want to run away from winter, Senegal would not be a bad choice. It is still 35 degrees here for the moment. There is indeed a feeling of permanent summer in Dakar. Noisy markets, colonial buildings, cool music, elegant tall dark Wolof Africans ...

Travelers' Advice, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Travelers' Advice

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

Random advice for future visitors to Senegal: don't eat overripe fruit (feeling the effects of learning this one the hard way...); re-apply sunscreen; even though you think a safari style hat with rim all around will get you made fun of, it will actually ...

Expedition to the Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Expedition to the Lac Rose

A travel blog entry by sachago

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... is a shame. Monitoring authorities (if any) and associations have more urgent concerns to address, I guess, as Senegal still displays a shocking poverty in some areas of Dakar. Once at the lake, apart from being in awe in front of the pink waters, the ...

Awakened too early, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Awakened too early

A travel blog entry by tckontis

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Greetings from Senegal--we are half-way to South Africa. The 7 hour flight was easy so far--nice plane and good food. But they woke us up to say we were landing in Dakar to refuel, change crew AND spray a stinky buy spray throughout the plane. Half way ...

"Laundry day is a very dangerous day"

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

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... , my adventure this week was not the usual tourist adventure. It was the following. The hotel is probably the single nicest hotel in Dakar. If you see photos of it you image luxury paradise. To be honest, inside the rooms you feel a bit more like Motel 8. ...

Mass and urchins, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Mass and urchins

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

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Sunday morning several of us piled into a bus and headed out of Dakar in search of a monastery where we'd heard the monks were renowned for their Gregorian chant and hand-made products. Of course, you'd think we'd learn a bit faster, given that we've all ...

Safe if not entirely sound, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Safe if not entirely sound

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

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... party crowd grabbing snacks before turning in for a very late, virtually nonexistent night.   Where I'm staying is gorgeous. Dakar is beautiful too, with sandy beaches and rocky shores. Traditional Senegalese long boats can always be seen floating ...

Goal!!!!!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Goal!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

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... anything!   The game itself was amazing. I'll spare you the play-by-play, but you should know that Burkina beat Senegal in Burkina a while back but had since been eliminated from the Cup...lending that much more importance to a victory for Senegal. ...

Taxi ride, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Taxi ride

A travel blog entry by jessamyjoy

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... a special event to create awareness and talk about solutions and possible intervention. We met with various people and chatted about Senegal and traveling, he and I reminisced about our time traveling in the States and the funny characters in our group. ...

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