Travel Blogs from Senegal

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Road Trip to Seeds Academy, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Road Trip to Seeds Academy

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... , I have heard so much about the Academy but have never actually visited. Seeds stand for Sports Education & Economic Development in Senegal. A lot of what I have been able to do here in Dakar is because of some of the Board of Directors of Seeds. ...

"NBA we are coming" Day 1

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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Thursday August 5th (Day 35)- I am getting accustomed to the 7:30 AM breakfast. Today was the first day of camp and we kicked it off with a press conference that included Amadou Gallo Falls, president of NBA Africa, former NBA player and humanitarian ...

Camp Session 1 is halfway done!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Camp Session 1 is halfway done!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... we left off on Monday and I can honestly say these kids learn fast. The coaches & campers are excited for next week. Tomorrow, Senegal’s National Team Head Coach will stop by the camp and talk to the campers. I am very excited about this, the ...

"Kaolack Here We come"

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... as an efficient team. We concluded the life skills seminar with Mouhammad addressing the campers about his childhood growing up in Senegal and balancing school and basketball and some of the challenges he faced when he was their age. It was a special ...

Happy 4th of July to everyone back home., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Happy 4th of July to everyone back home.

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... here in Dakar. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Seeds Project. (Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal). He picked me up from the hotel and helped me move my belongings. I am now living in Sibac District 6. It is a nice ...

Teaming up with

Teaming up with "Yes" & Roadtrip

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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September 17th (Day 78)-  I am pleased to announce that Bounce Academy and Shooting Touch is teaming up with a few young aspiring leaders to help facilitate a 3-day camp in Dakar. "Yes" is an up and coming organization that is dedicated to creating ...

Toubab Special, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Toubab Special

A travel blog entry by lilli466

The past few days have been quite interesting. My classes are going well, although French can be a bit frustrating as we're conjugating irregular verbs to "ameliorer" (better) our vocabulary use. I'm not sure how that's helping get around the city. ...

Day 6, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by tbarros

This morning, I was introduced to really good all natural mint tea for breakfast with buttered bread, it was great. Lunch on the other hand was interesting to say the least. I tried sheep and I can say it was not my favorite dish here. I believe I will ...

BWB All Star Game- Final day of camp, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

BWB All Star Game- Final day of camp

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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August 8th (Day 38)- The last day of BWB camp was awesome, we started the day with a last round of games in the morning and then we all traveled to the Marius Ndiaye stadium where the camps top 20 players would compete against one another in the All-Star ...

Perfect start to my day..., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Perfect start to my day...

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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So I have been a little stressed out lately because I have not had electricity at nights, therefore I have been unable to upload my blogs. I have also been in a bit of a situation because my camera has decided that it just will stop working out of no ...

CULTURE SHOCK, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

CULTURE SHOCK

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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Everyone else has already gone through this phase, so I guess my time had to come. I brought my laptop with me to Dakar, even though it wasn't very encouraged, but most other people decided not to bring theirs. I'm frustrated because there are only a ...

Psssst... Are you married?, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Psssst... Are you married?

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... showers, good food, and good internet connection (when our computer doesn't decide to crash). Some thoughts upon being back in Senegal: --About ten minutes after I arrived back in this country, my host father met me at the airport. I had my sandals ...

Last week of camp..., Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Last week of camp...

A travel blog entry by tbarros

Sunday (Day 24)- Today was the national championship game for two universities here in Senegal. UGB vs. DUC. The stadium had no empty seats and plenty of people standing. The atmosphere was intense and it was a close game. UGB ended up winning by a few ...

The End of the Beginning, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

The End of the Beginning

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... a custom African pouch bag, an African necklace, an anango that is the cultural attire of the Senegalese, an “I love Senegal” tee shirt and some amazing pieces of artwork. I was in awe and so thankful for their thoughtful gesture. Today was ...

Lac Rose to Fatick, Mbour, Senegal travel blog

Lac Rose to Fatick

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Not much mileage today only 192km, we got our Gabon visas early and headed straight out of Dakar to lac rose ( that's French for rose lake haha) also the official finish line for the Paris Dakar Rally before it moved to south America! Tick the list! ...

Senegal, Kaolack, Senegal travel blog

Senegal

A travel blog entry by eg.

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Senegal er lett sykling folk er hyggelige, Rosso grensen var rimelig korrupt men ikke for mye problemer. sykler rubdt gambia til ...

RoadBlock #2, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

RoadBlock #2

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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September 13th (Day 74)- As you probably know I had my camp tee shirts printed here in Senegal. So therefore I am leaving with more baggage than I arrived with. I have donated a good amount of clothing, but still I see myself paying for the extra luggage. ...

Senegal! 847km later, Saint-Louis, Senegal travel blog

Senegal! 847km later

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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... . The cars are incredibly bad...if morocco wa European car dump the Mauritania is to morocco. The last 100km to the Senegal border were horrendous, potholes and washboards, the bike will need tightening up after that. Pretty challenging riding! The border ...

Everything happens for a reason, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Everything happens for a reason

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... have just returned home from Marius Ndiaye Stadium, where I volunteered to take pictures for the international tournament game, Cape Verde vs. Senegal. It was pretty cool, I was able to get a pass that got me on the floor and snap away. Unfortunately Cape ...

A Change of Pace, Saint Louis, Senegal travel blog

A Change of Pace

A travel blog entry by lilli466

... that can help with our studies. After talking to several people about education, Catholicism, and the church's presence in Senegal, I've decided to center my project around Catholic ministry in a predominantly Muslim country. Catholic schools are by far ...

Renovation Complete!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Renovation Complete!

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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Today was the final day of renovating the court and it looks AMAZING. The campers were all playing and enjoying their newly renovated court, but I had to send them all home early to get some rest, because tomorrow is the first official day of camp. Camp ...

Zzzaturday, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Zzzaturday

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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... . Finally around 3pm the tee shirt packages came in the mail. They look as fresh as can be. Everything is coming together and I love Senegal thus far. My roommate said of my long hours in bed, "you are like a battery on the charger and it looks like your ...

Rough City, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Rough City

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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So, urban Africa. It's quite a smack in the face really.  Dakar is one of Africa’s urban giants and it is a tough, rough, sweatshop of a city.  Generally a sprawling mess with people everywhere, living and working in often appalling ...

St louis - dakar, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

St louis - dakar

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Spent the morning of oct 1st at the Douane sorting paper work. Helped again by the good people we are staying with, in a way I feel like we're cheating a bit having all this help but without it it's incredible daunting. After the asmin morning we joined ...

St louis - dakar, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

St louis - dakar

A travel blog entry by beattie99

Spent the morning of oct 1st at the Douane sorting paper work. Helped again by the good people we are staying with, in a way I feel like we're cheating a bit having all this help but without it it's incredible daunting. After the asmin morning we joined ...

Gambian Guides and Glorious Gazelles, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Gambian Guides and Glorious Gazelles

A travel blog entry by lilli466

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... translate a Wolof phrase, but French is the norm. Here are some basic phrases to learn if you ever decide to visit Senegal (which you should!): Salaamalekum -- Peace be upon you. (Basic greeting) Malekum Salaam -- Peace be upon you, also. (Response ...

Time flies... and so do shoes!, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Time flies... and so do shoes!

A travel blog entry by lilli466

I really couldn't even tell you what I've done in the past week. I've been to the beach. I've been to the markets. I've bought, killed, and eaten a chicken all by myself. I've learned how to make traditional Senegalese food and I've been praised by my ...

Visa Approved, Dakar, Senegal travel blog

Visa Approved

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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The past couple of weeks have been hectic, I took a taxi to the Brazilian embassy about 4 times last week and at last I have obtained a legal visa. I have been busy packing and making sure the equipment I have for Brazil get shipped in time. I am ...

Back to Senegal, Saré Béla, Senegal travel blog

Back to Senegal

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Setting off to return to the East of Senegal feeling refreshed after the weekend break. Started off going back on the same road we entered and within 5 minutes we got stopped and asked for money which was refused. As it worked out we got stopped a ...

5:00 AM

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. ...

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