Category Archives for Senegal

Travel Photo – Ile de Gorée

While I stayed in Dakar I made a two night trip out to the beautiful and colorful Ile de Gorée just outside the city, it is just a 20 minute boat ride. Most people go here for a day trip, but I would really recommend to spend a few nights here if you like a […]

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Travel Photo – St. Louis from the fisher village

St. Louis is a is a charming town in the north east of Senegal, known for the colonial architecture of the city. The most beautiful part of town with this typical architecture is located  on an island at the mouth of Senegal River. The river is packed with colorful fishing boats. Once you cross the bridge to the […]

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Last days in Dakar

My last days in Dakar I spent just relaxing with my flat mates and meeting with Arby – an Malian Couchsurfer which studied in Dakar. Lots of lovely cooking at home, taking walks with Anne and Fallou, and walking along the sandy beaches of Yoff – watching the people strolling on the beach and the […]

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Ile de Gorée

Ile de Gorée is a wonderful island with a painful history, since it played an important role in the  slave trade. It is a peaceful escape from the city, just 20 minutes by boat. No roads, no cars, just the old colonial houses and narrow streets filled with flowers. It was a wonderful place – […]

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Dakar – first days in Senegal

I arrived Dakar about mid-day, and I was very tired after a long night of out-of-the-bus  – check all luggage – into-the-bus, sleep for one hour, followed by out-of-the-bus again. I have no idea if the numerous checks actually have any meaning, or if it is just the police who want money. At least I […]

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