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Travel Blogs from Kafountine
... stayed at a little campement on the banks of a river. This was our base from which we took a boat to Ille de Cabarane. It is a small island which was one of the first places to be colonised by the Portugese and then the French and was used during the slave trade. It was a little sandy paradise with palm trees and thatched roof houses dotted between the old colonial buildings. That night we were treated to an evening of drumming and ...
... greatest man'" Pretty sweet. So Samson and Franklin followed Yousouph around watering the trees and receiving copious amounts of sweet oranges and tangerines. I would often find Samson rambling on to Yousouph, who just stood there with a big grin on his face, not understanding a word he was saying.
After the cold snap we were blessed with a gorgeous beach day, and the day we left it was a sweaty 100 degrees. Lets just say ...
... dedication to their marabout (teacher) for the usual Muslim pieties like prayer and fasting.
And here we are, my family and I, living with Baye Fall. They are easily recognized by their colorful handmade clothes and their dreadlocks, often decorated with beads and jewelry. They wear large handmade necklaces and bracelets, and always carry a likeness of one or more of their spiritual masters. They live "dieuf dieul" and "dimbal ak ...
... were big fish crashing them and Patrick obliged to check it out. We didn't catch any big fish, but he had a simple rig for catching these sardines. We took a couple of them live back to the other side and dropped them down.
Patrick got a huge bite on the biggest sardine. It cut his leader. He immediately said, "Barracuda." We tied on some wire leaders with ...
... That was one thing I saw everywhere else in Africa where there was fish. There are no juice bars. What better and healthier way to take advantage of all the mango, citrus, papaya, coconut, baobab, guava and other tropical fruits living here? And what about all these dilapidated hotels?
All that said, people here don't have a capitalist mind set. All those lemons on that tree are not for sale. They are for sharing. Most ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking