Travel Blogs from Dakar
... life and how a lot of transactions are done here.
7. African beaches, or at least the ones here, are gorgeous.
8. They do iron their underwear.
9. It's to kill larvae that can come from the laundry.
10. You know what's not easy? Living without water for a little over a day.
11. I value running water more than I value AC and power.
12. Senegalese don't use trashcans.
13. I really do ...
... keep another human in chains. The slave trade is a shameful and disgusting history of man’s cruelty to man.
We were shown the long corridor down which the slaves were herded onto the waiting ships, after which it was “goodbye Africa” and off to the unknown. Large numbers of slaves were shipped to America, the Caribbean and Brazil, which explains the many cultures of these countries; most of the black people there can trace their ...
... explore in the local town and managed to find a lush ice cream shop!
On our arrival at camp the owners had decided to double their prices so we decided to pack up and head out to the 'pink lake'. The drive was a long and painful one, it was supposed to take about an hour but we were having problems with the truck breaking down due to blocked fuel filters so we spent a couple of hours trying to ...
... in French during our visit and though it was difficult to get all the details, just by walking through the dungeons with rough stone floors and mere slits for windows, gives you some idea of the suffering of the people it held. A doorway opens directly from the storeroom onto the sea and evokes deep emotions.
Today the island is a peaceful place. There are no sealed roads and no cars, just narrow alleyways, colonial brick buildings with ...
I have been staying at the Dakar Regional House for the last week and it’s been both exciting and exhausting. Each region, the equivalent to states or counties I suppose, has a house or apartment that is served as a sanctuary for volunteers. These houses are managed and ran by volunteers. Since we are in a prominently Muslim country these houses act as sort of a refuge for allowing us to be American and not judged by the locals for our ...