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... We visited La Maison des Esclaves, a “home” that was used as the departure point for slaves. This brought goosebumps, and my personal experience of the island was an eerie one. I’m also pretty sure that our hotel was haunted. Maybe not in a bad way, but there was definitely another presence there, and I didn’t sleep all night! BUT I GOT TO TAKE A HOT SHOWER AT THE HOTEL! It had only been 29 days... It was FABULOUS!
Sunday morning, we headed to ...
... we were tight on time, but we made it. Let's not dwell on the flights or the food...best forgotten. But at last we were here and Darrol, our terrific driver met us and whisked us to the Protea President Hotel where we were checked in quickly and we went to our rooms and collapsed! Now the adventure ...
... and the families would have massive dinners of goat to celebrate Tabaski. One of the surf guides in the camp is a local and he invited everyone from the camp over to his house for dinner. When we reached the mainland the smell of dead goat was overwhelming to the point where a few people started to gag. The beach was covered in blood and goat remains. Walking down the street you would see people carrying goat heads. One guy I saw was carrying 3 ...
... everything!! This beautifully stickered-out box was filled with things such as a Hawaiian calendar (duh), keyboard cover, wipes, adapter/converter, memory card, and jump rope. I assumed that a package being sent from Hawaii would take some time to receive but I never would have thought six weeks!! Considering the length of time it takes to get a package it appears as though I will only be requesting luxury items instead of the necessities, in which I ...
... would've said in responding to this:
Dozens and dozens of Africans and toubabs bought their tickets for the boat.
Incidentally ... ferries from this port also carried passengers to nearby Goree Island. This island had once served as the main trading post for slaves going from Africa to the Americas. A museum on the island reminded visitors today of the cruel injustices ...
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