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... water got about knee high. This may not sound too deep, but when it's dark, you're fully dressed and carrying all your stuff, and you've no idea where you are or where you're heading, it certainly feels deeper than you'd like. I was very close to turning back, though to where I don't know. Fortunately however, the water got shallower and we reached the sand that the palm trees we'd seen in the distance before were growing on. Before too long we then reached ...
... with milk (tasted a bit like cereal!). After that I was dragged – literally! – by one of the neighbours outside. There, lots of the children from Caritas were… well, cross-dressed! The girls were dressed as Muslim men, complete with beard, boubou and hat! Some of the boys were wearing dresses, and all of the children were covered in white chalk. We went around singing, banging pots and dancing in the streets and in people’s houses (to gain rice ...
... you spend the day in peace?R: Jam Tun. Peace Only.S: Beynguure nden le? How is the family?R: Jam Tun. Peace Only.S: Honno sukaabe maa wadi? How are the kids?R: Hibe e jam. They are good.S: Alxamdulilah. Praise be to god.R: Alxamdulilah. Praise be to god.
This just shows how involved people are here with each other and how it is pretty much impossible to see someone on the street and not have a three minute conversation with them detailing how your family, ...
... of traffic and busy streets. We had to go several time on side roads (with bumps and holes) to get there early. When there is a traffic jam, you find that the roads are filled with people selling fruits, water, car spare parts and other product. Everywhere is a place to make business.
At 10h45, we finally arrived at Dakar Maritime Port to get the ferry to Gorée Island. It's already hot and the temperature is rising fast. The fresh maritime breeze cools a little but it's ...
... friendly staff and amazing food. The hotel cat is always wandering nearby, meowing for some attention, but never bothering or hurting the guests.
He's just looking for some scraps that fell on the floor, nothing else. :)
After dinner, as usual, we went for a small walk on the hotel premisses enjoying the moonlight, the music and the warm weather of Senegal.
Time to go to bed and sleep.
See you tomorrow!