Travel Blogs from Senegal

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Waiting around, Dakar Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Waiting around

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... days to wait we have decided to go wild camping because the place we are staying is awful and expensive in all respects. In fact Senegal is the most most expensive country for everything. It is 16 a night just to park with no showers or toilets that it ...

My new friend Baba, Ndangane, Senegal travel blog

My new friend Baba

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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... stolen a few months ago.  Now he can no longer work as a driver and, because he has no passport, is living in Senegal illegally.  Roger and I had planned to leave Ndangang the next day for the Gambia and we suggested to Baba that he should come ...

Calm seas, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Calm seas

A travel blog entry by claudiv

... nbsp; I participated in the usual routine of class, lunch, then a little homework while lying out on the deck.  We docked in Senegal today to get fuel with more success then our last attempt at Gibraltar. We were in port at Dakar for five hours but ...

Kadougou - border with guinea, Kedougou, Senegal travel blog

Kadougou - border with guinea

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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We're a bit ahead of schedule as we thought we would cross to guinea Monday but it looks like its tomorrow. All good as we want to make up a few days in hand. We had a great ride today with 530km under the belt on some shocking roads... Good practice ...

Across the border, Saint Louis Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Across the border

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... the lucky ones with a job and a place to sleep. That said they would still wave and smile as you drove past. In the town in Senegal it looked nice and clean as we drove their, we went the best way as some others came through the port area and their car ...

Slave Island, Dakar Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Slave Island

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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This morning we took the moped into town to get the ferry to the Ilse de Goree, on the way we passed the very colourful fish market. There are about 100 small boats that go out everyday and return with the fish. This also makes it very smelly. We also ...

Best visa ever, Ziguinchor, Senegal travel blog

Best visa ever

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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27 December We crossed once again back into Senegal. The Gambian officials were all fine but in Senegal they wanted a bribe for writing our name in the book. They are still waiting! Made it to the town of Ziguincher where we hope to get our visa for ...

Great seaside resort but cloudy, Mbour, Senegal travel blog

Great seaside resort but cloudy

A travel blog entry by raicorosenberg

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Arrived Mbour during the day for a change. Its a popular beach resort and arriving close to the beach many people recognised Jay. The place is Idyllic and the beach stretches out for miles. Its full of young people busy training. Either for football, ...

Africa on the port side..., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Africa on the port side...

A travel blog entry by aniseh

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... around Africa. The ship was traveling about 30 knots when I got a knock on the door from Les who said, "We can see Senegal on the port side". I ran out with my camera and got a couple shots, before we pulled into the harbor. We were there all day ...

Oh my god welcome to Africa, Kedougou, Senegal travel blog

Oh my god welcome to Africa

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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So far all of "Africa" has been on our terms... and today was one hell of a wake up call! We left kadougou at 8am and by 9am we were still riding around looking for the fondolimbi border crossing.... (apparently 7km away) When we eventually did it was ...

How to Survive a Village Stay, Saint Louis, Senegal travel blog

How to Survive a Village Stay

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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I woke up this morning in the European-ish city of Saint Louis in northern Senegal. I'm staying in a hotel that has air-conditioning, limited amounts of mosquitos, and hot showers. I didn't think I would feel hot water for another two and a half months, ...

Korite, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Korite

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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... before we left for Kedougou and our second village stay. Trying to find an Internet caf open on one of the biggest holidays in Senegal is not the easiest thing to do. Note to self: learn not to procrastinate on everything you ever do (at least while ...

"Its a miricale"....Neptune Day!

A travel blog entry by claudiv

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Today is Neptune Day (even though we are technically crossing the equator tomorrow) and it has been a great day!   This morning everyone was awoken to crew members bringing in the day.  They had drums, cymbals, and any noisemakers they ...

The Quran, Obama, and Cocaine Cowboys, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

The Quran, Obama, and Cocaine Cowboys

A travel blog entry by claudiv

Today was another A day so I went to Global Studies and Islam class.  In Global Studies we talked about art history and a woman from Zimbabwe talked about the economic crisis in her country.   In Islam we discussed the history of the ...

En route, Bod, Senegal travel blog

En route

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Still on our way to Mali, with quite a long way to go and lots of bad roads but the weather is good and the people are smiling. The road improved through the day, and so far only 3 police or custom stops and none asked for a gift. What a difference it ...

You know you've been in Senegal for a while when.., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

You know you've been in Senegal for a while when..

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... week/the past few days or that happen every single day. Besides this list, I also was contemplating last night that in Senegal, my life basically consists of five activities: 1. Eating (a LOT) 2. Riding in dirty, practically broken-down taxis 3. ...

Blackouts in Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Blackouts in Ouakam

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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Bonjour tout le monde! The past two days have been EXTREMELY overwhelming and awkward, but it's been fun at the same time. Yesterday, I met my host brother (Saalif - 23) at the SIT office, and I was so nervous that I thought I would throw up when we ...

C dgg-dgg (chudugadug), Dakar, Senegal travel blog

C dgg-dgg (chudugadug)

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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Salaamalekum! The past two days have been very eventful... Last night, the other students and I decided to meet up with the dancing boys that we met the other night. We brought almost our entire group along with us, so there were 13 Americans sitting ...

On Ramadan, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

On Ramadan

A travel blog entry by lilli466

The month of Ramadan has been both enlightening and extremely challenging in many ways. Senegal changes drastically during Ramadan because the vast majority of the country is Muslim. Although I'm nowhere near being an expert on the topic, I can tell you ...

Senegalese time is whenever you feel like it., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Senegalese time is whenever you feel like it.

A travel blog entry by lilli466

After the exciting night on the town yesterday, I had a decent night of sleep, interrupted only once by weird banging noises outside of the window. This morning, I woke up to go for a run with three of the other students, and we ran in a pack along the ...

Black Friday Market, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Black Friday Market

A travel blog entry by lilli466

Better deals than Black Friday... More legal than the Black Market... It's the Black Friday Market in Cite ASECNA, Ouakam! Every Thursday night, trucks roll into the "soccer field" in my neighborhood to drop off market stands to be set up before the sun ...

What a relief!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

What a relief!

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... for "la Petite Cote" or Mbour, which is a small, touristy beach town south of Dakar. Today was a landmark day in Senegal not only because of the end of my independent research, but also because my homestay mother, after repeatedly telling me how much ...

Создани&, Niaga Peul, Senegal travel blog

Создани&

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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С утра проснулся размышляя - собраться и ...

Сабо Бад, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal travel blog

Сабо Бад

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Расходы – проживание 12000 САФ, Ужин 11000 САФ, ...

Сабо Бад, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal travel blog

Сабо Бад

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Расходы – проживание 12000 САФ, Завтрак 3000 САФ, ...

Towards border, Keur Layne, Senegal travel blog

Towards border

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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23 December Heading back to the Ghana Embassy for our visa. In all we have had to wait 12 days for the carnet and visa's here. We took a different route back from the lake and went round the other side of it. This led to several small villages where the ...

Crossing the Equator,  Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Crossing the Equator

A travel blog entry by chrisandjanet

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Today we crossed the equator and there will be the usual ceremony attended by Neptune (The Third Oiler dressed up…poor sod) tonight, Word is if we play our cards right the Captain may order extra rations and a grog of watered rum. My eyes however ...

Visa time, Dakar Senegal, Senegal travel blog

Visa time

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Now on route to Dakar, having left at 7.30 we got to the centre at 1.15. We then stopped for lunch and and thought we had perfect timing to get our temporary import changed and get the vehicle passport stamped. Went to the office we ...

Taxi Trouble, Saint Louis, Senegal travel blog

Taxi Trouble

A travel blog entry by lilli466

I just can't get enough of Saint Louis, and I wanted to follow up on some research, so last weekend I went back to northwestern Senegal to spend some time with Sam and our crazy uncle, Dimbo. Riding in the taxi for five hours and having to stop halfway ...

Let the games begin!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Let the games begin!

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... for the next month. How exciiiting! Friday, I'll be leaving for Saint Louis yet again to research the Catholic schools in northern Senegal. I'll be staying with my Senegalese uncle, Dimbo, and my friend, Sam, who is doing her entire project in Saint ...

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