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... way. After arriving, we partook in a mass with all 10,000 that lasted until the early hours, caught little sleep on the gravel floor then back to church at 6am. But what a weekend of worship and community! It felt a little like Grapevine but hotter with unearthlier hours! (on a further note, the whole thing was televised and I’ve since had every other person in Joal say that they saw me dancing on television - great!)
This weekend I write having ...
... our money and jewellery only to be interrupted by another huge cheer – the presidents returning! This time they were coming alongside the barrier and despite the rush, Francois Hollande stopped to shake our hands and asking us if we were on holiday! He looked at us with a look that screamed ‘There are some fellow toubabs in all this craziness!’ – quite the same look we give to any toubab that we see. Upon their departure there was a huge rush for the ...
... in the face, with realities such as drop hole toilets, pollution, malnutrition, and a lack of WI-FI (I know, the latter of these is not in comparison with the others but it is still a concern of mine) **** becomes real. I know this is the Africa that I signed up for, and please believe that I am not complaining because I understand just how big this actually is, and I am ready to test just how strong I actually am. Back to the point, I will be in a town known ...
... 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!