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... we’d had in our diaries since November… The Poponguine Pilgrimage 2013. This manifestation is held annually in the town of Poponguine to celebrate Pentecost. Around 10,000 people make the pilgrimage in order to share in the mass there. We were part of a group that decide to WALK the pilgrimage, from Mbour (around 20km). So, Jesus Material trousers on, sun cream on, pilgrimage-issued-white t-shirts on, we marched, singing and banging empty water bottles ...
... Evidently, the Ile de Goree was the place to be that day! Due to the visit, the museums and other buildings of interest were closed. We settled on the beach with a good old ham sandwich, being hassled a little. One guy told me ‘God sent you here for me!’ Brushing off these declaration of love, we watched as the crowds started emerging to catch of glimpse of the VIPS. We soon joined the throng at the front of the barrier, enjoying the party atmosphere (see video!). ...
... which is in the Kolda region in the southern part of Senegal. More information to come after I have my visit this next week at my actual site.
We only have about 10 more days with our host families. As this time is ending it is almost bitter sweet. The first day that we were sent off to live with these strangers, many of us about in tears, we were told that in fact one day we will miss these families and become excited as time nears to return from the training ...
... and we have a long journey to Dakar.
The morning passes by on a flash and it's time for lunch. At lunch we met a portuguese group. It's their first day. We gave them some hints about the place and told them about our experience.
After that, it's time to pack our bags. Since it's the hottest part of the day, it's the best time to do it. At 15h00 (more or less) we came went for the ...
... courses to choose and dessert. As always, everything was tasty and delicious, so congratulations to the chef and his staff!
After dinner we always take a walk inside the hotel premises and by the beach. Outside there's virtually no light at all, so that's why we don't go out very far. After that, it's time to go to bed...
Byeeee and see you in the morning... very early!!
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed