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Travel Blogs from Dakar
I don't miss them but I will admit that I do miss trashy reality television as well as these other 25 things.
1. Trash cans.
2. Capitalism. (And I am not sorry.)
3. My friends and family! :(
4. Nail salons.
5. Automatic cars.... specifically my car.
6. OTC drugs at grocery stores.
7. My ...
And then it was time for my final country…..The Gambia. As The Gambia is the only country we visited which didn't need a visa, we had imagined the border crossing being fairly straightforward in comparison to some of the previous countries….how wrong we were! Initially we were refused entry on the grounds that we had recently been in Guinea where the Ebola outbreak is fast spreading. They requested health certificates which of course ...
... of waves that I thought there would be. My best day of surf was when we took the boat out to a break that the owner of the camp had never surfed. I did a paddle one day and passed this island where a very small left was breaking. It was not ride-able at the time but I knew on a bigger swell it had a lot of potential. On one of my last days there a big swell came and I talked Jesper into taking the boat out to try and surf this wave. Jesper had ...
... sleeping on somebody’s roof on a mattress, his clothes line strung up next to him.
On Saturday we were told by Mr T that he would pick us up at 9am. He arrived at 9.50 – many of you will agree the Senegalese timing suits me! ;) We went to his house where there seem to be loads of women and children sitting around, cooking, watching television (dubbed National Geographic or dubbed Bollywood drama with the worst acting and 10 minute long fight ...
Well we did it, we are finally in Senegal!! The road to get here was a long one, but well worth it. We took a very roundabout way of getting here, NY- Belgium - Burkina Fasa - Senegal, and don't forget all the layovers in between (about 28 hours total). Once we got to Senegal we stayed a night in Dakar, since it was so late, and made the truck to Thies.
The first couple of days here at the training site were intense, in a good way. We took many sessions to educate us in topics such ...