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Travel Blogs from Saly
... who ‘sensed’ that something bad was going to happen at the school behind the girls’ house. The women spent the night chanting, singing and banging to ward off the bad spirits and any sleep I might have had otherwise. It was quite creepy, the way they sat around a huge tree with few lights making weird noises, but not surprising. Nothing surprises me in this country anymore!
Life in Joal
I continue to absolutely adore life in Joal. ...
... we managed to stick together (shooting other toubabs worried glances) as the police batons started to come out and people grew rowdy. Fortunately, we crept in behind some media people and got swept through the gates onto the ferry!
As if that weren’t enough action for one weekend, Master P, the host of the boys (Tom and Ben) in Kaolack had acquired for us tickets to the Senegal vs. Cote D’Ivoire football match. As we made our way into the stadium waving ...
... but is crucial in how I live my life these days.
·The Senegalese lock every door! My host mom will not leave her room without her key and is sure to inform me when I “forget” to lock my room. It is not a matter of security I don’t think but if you loose something then it is viewed as shameful and looks bad on the family.·Soap is a luxury here, which is gross to say the least. Simple tasks such as food preparation or post toilet duties do ...
It's a 20 minute journey by ferry (more or less) to get to Gorée. Gorée Island is now classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It's quite beautiful and with traces of the old days. Near the port you'll find the local police station, which used to be a Portuguese Chapel from the XV century and also the first building ever built in Gorée.
There are lots and lots of people, trying to sell products and local craftsmanship. ...
... in the beginning of this trip, our main goal was to relax and sunbathe, and not go everywhere on trips. And so, we did that!
The fishermen boats come ashore quite a few times in the morning. The early fishery is great, as they come ashore with their catch and they sell fresh fish to the locals and tourists nearby. If you want, you can go on a tour with the fishermen, to see how they work and to live their lives for a while... and in the end, keep your catch of the day! :)