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Its amazing how a few favourable or unfavourable experiences can shape your view of a city, restuarant, clothing brand, nationality, race, car make, etc etc... We were all a bit dispondend of Dakar and Senegal as a whole having been hassled, bribed, lied too, and almost mugged. But today...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 22, 2009 from Dakar, Senegal
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Baptism of Fire

Whew, a whole lot has happened in the last 48 hours. We set out from Nouakchott, very excited to see Senegal even though we heard it could be a gruling place. Driving past the informal settlement of the last few hundred kilometers of Mauritania, crossing a fiery border was far from my mind. But...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 21, 2009 from Dakar, Senegal
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Retracing our steps

After finding out that there were no cash machines further south we had to go back up north to Mbour. Walking out of the hotel it dawned on us that all our walking along the beach was in vain and we had to get a taxi back (we certainly were not walking the 14km back). Knowing it would be...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 19, 2009 from Mbour, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Finding Eldorado

After a rough night of camping and an early start, we got to Point-Sarene at about 8.30am. Walking up a path lined with palm trees either side we were suddenly approached by a security guard blocking the way. As we appeared out of nowhere he seemed shocked when told him that we had walked with...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 18, 2009 from Pointe-Sarene, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Trekking along the beach

We got to Mbour town center and Ben’s T-Shirt was dripping wet, it was 9am by this time and it wasn’t that hot in the sun, so we sat on a park bench to cool off but yet again when wanting our space we were joined by a guy who spoke to us for a while. When we finished talking he just stood next...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 17, 2009 from Mbour, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Camping on the beach

The village like many along the cost in Senegal was a fishing village, but what we found was it’s where they skin and dry the fish for popular Senegalese dishes. The smell was awful, ten times worse than the port we past in the morning, as dead fish were laid out to dry in the sun and flies were...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 17, 2009 from Nianing, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



2s, 8s and Queens

We are starting to really hate the “Garages” from where the long distance commuters go to and from, we got dropped off and were immediately hassled, for taxis bus and food. We walked straight out of the car park and headed down the main road to put some distance between us and the hustlers. We...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 15, 2009 from Sali-Portugal, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Crossing the River

We found shade and Ben sorted out getting the passports stamped whilst Kat stayed with the bags. It was another hour or so until we were rested enough to make the journey across the river in a pirogue in the blazing heat. Having gotten rid of the tag-along one side, we managed to get another guy...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 9, 2009 from Rosso, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



More hassle than Marakesh

After getting dropped on the outskirts we had to get another taxi to a 'petit' (cheap) hotel. The taxi was surprisingly expensive even though we had haggled it down. However the hotel he dropped us off at was even more of a surprise being £40 a night! Senegal was supposed to be cheaper than...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 9, 2009 from Dakar, Senegal
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Pakao Senegal

If you are interested in this area. Please read Mandinko, the Ethnography of a West African Holy Land by Matt Schaffer and Christine Cooper

permalink written by  salimatadrame on June 13, 2009 from Sedhiou, Senegal
from the travel blog: Middle Casamance



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