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  • Day20

    Dakar

    November 13, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    ..and Monument de la Renaisance Africaine.. Huuuuuuuge! 😯 Very impressive, build for 30 million dollars, designed by a senegalese architect, paid by senegalise government, but the construction-contract went to Northkorea.. 🤔🧐

    With our friend Elhadji. ❤ Thank you for that great afternoon!!! Best man in Dakar!👍Read more

  • Day25

    Last night in Senegal

    November 18, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☁️ 33 °C

    ..in this next little paradise, with mangotrees around us, owned by a further angel on our way: Demba! Soo lovely to connect us with your friends in Guinea! 🤗🙏❤ Thank you Demba!!! 🥰 And a huuuuge thanks again to Sabine!!! ❤❤❤ U spread your seeds and it becomes a tree whithin a short time... merci love... Streust Samen, aus denen in kürzester Zeit weit verwurzelte Bäume wachsen! Danke!Read more

  • Day61

    Merry Christmas and...

    December 24, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    ...good bye. 😥😥😥
    Es ist soweit: der finale Footprint.... 🥺🥺🥺

    Leute, ihr habts schon gemerkt, ist ruhig geworden im Blog.. 😔 Unsere Reise mit dem Golf ist beendet, auch wenn die eigentliche Reise gerade erst beginnt.. Im Moment streicht Suza das Haus, was wir noch gemeinsam begonnen haben, um ihr Fotostudio zu installieren. Ja, wieso hat da eigentlich schonwieder niemand ein Foto gemacht..?! 🤔

    Viiiiiel Arbeit wartet in Ghana, weswegen ich auch im Februar nochmal wiederkomme! Und weil wir uns jetzt schon vermissen... 🥰🥰🥰 Am Freitag habe ich unser final Country erstmal verlassen, richtung Europa mit Zwischenstop in Senegal, in einem Kühlschrank übrigens... Die Klimanalage war irgendiwe auf 5° eingestellt und keiner hats gemerkt, außer mir.. 🥶 Eine geborgte Decke konnte die Lungenentzündung verhindern, dieses seltsame Abschiedsgefühl allerdings nicht mindern..

    Ja, wir haben uns verabschiedet, nach mehr als 50 Tagen und auch davon existiert, mal wieder, kein Foto.. 😊😄 Schlechte Blogger.. sorry. 😊😊😊 Hätte im Taxi nur noch n verheultes Selfie nachschieben können.. 😄 Emotionale Überwältigungswelle war das. Freudentränen! Pures Glück!!! 😅😅😅 Soviel erlebt, soviel gelernt, über Afrika, wieviel hier möglich ist und funktioniert und wieso einiges hier nur so schleppend vorangeht, über mich, über uns, über Freundschaft, Familie, Liebe, über Ängste und wie sinnlos sie sind, darüber wie wichtig es ist loszugehen (zu fahren 😋) ohne auf andere zu hören, dem eigenen Gefühl folgen, Kopf von Bauch zu unterscheiden, wie grandios meine Rallyefahrerqualitäten sind, dass dauerhaftes Schwitzen nicht abkühlt, zumindest nicht objektiv... 😂😂😂

    Es war so unfassbar schön!!! Manchmal schwierig, oft einfach nur magisch! Allen, die uns begleitet haben, sind wir sooo dankbar!!!! ❤❤❤ Es war so wunderbar dass so viele von euch mit soviel Herz und Passion dabei waren! Danke!!!!! 😘😘😘

    Werde ab morgen noch drei Tage auf den Ocean starren und meinen Kopf freipusten lassen, um dann bald im Flieger nach Deutschland zu sitzen.

    Suza, ich liebe dich!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Danke für dieses wunderschöne Erlebnis!!! Hoch und Tief, über den Wolken und mal mitten im Dreck, alles war genau richtig!!! ❤❤❤😁 Es war eine Challenge, und wir haben sie gemeistert! Soviele Engel auf dem Weg, soviel erkannt in diesem Wirrwarr, Chaos geordnet, Gedanken aufgelöst. 😌 Das alles war mit dir nur möglich!!! Danke!!!!! Meine Schwester!!!! 😍😍😍 Und schonwieder kriege ich Pippi in den Augen.. 🥺🥺🥺😊😊😘😘😘 Baby, bis bald!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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  • Day26

    Leaving Senegal

    November 19, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    ..and this incredible Mangotrees. 😃😍👍

    Next stop: Guinea border 😎

  • Day63

    The last days..

    December 26, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    ...and now the real last footprint. 😊😊😊

    Sometimes its hard to say good bye.. 😥

    We ❤❤❤❤ you!!!!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

  • Day48

    Dakar,Senegal

    May 2, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Dakar, Senegal.

    There is an African proverb that says ,”The Eye Never Forgets What The Heart Has Seen”, and that applied to today.
    Unforgettable in many ways ,we wait listed a trip to a Game Reserve ,with many others, and got it, so pleased.!
    As soon as we boarded our slightly dowdy bus ,a smaller model ,realised everything here is covered in red dust ,the bus and window’s no exception..sadly, but we will remember it all.!
    Very basic Pier with many trucks adjacent, unloading in primitive ways , with lots of man power, various cargos. Then an oil spill, trying to be contained , but not really. Many haphazard vehicles covered ,in the red dust ,flat tyres… Around the Port Gates ,very dishevelled people in tiny, broken ,small shacks, that were shops. Out on to the streets, hilarious melee of traffic, warned there are no rules ,and even if there were, not followed .Roundabouts of chaos, with everyone jockeying for position…the ambulance ,siren going, getting simply nowhere ,you would be gone in the time that took to reach anything resembling a Hospital.. Sheep, the Arabian kind, long tails and tall, a small flock upon a pavement side, been wet in some way,. Thousands of Taxis ,in various states of repair ,like nothing seen before… A large new Railway Station, looking like a building in Shanghai , and of course it is Chinese…
    A brief summary of Senegal, French for a very long time, French is still widely spoken, Slave Trade in earlier times ,terrible ,through France and Britain, the Island of Goree ,was a tour for passengers ,visible as a pretty place ,from the ship…French buildings etc. Independence in the 80’s as they wanted, but no ,like all of Africa, it is mismanaged and a disaster, for many, getting bigger by the day.
    There apparently is some progress, but lapses like a HUGE bronze statue made by Nth Korea, costing $27 million ,sort of cartoon like, towers over the city ,while some people starve… the whim ,amongst huge protest, of a Prime Minister… However apparently 66% have electricity ,in the city ,sanitation , water as well, so all is not lost. Education is free, and a student allowance for University, so seems very good.. Further out ,and not much further, it is to be honest, squalor , no other way of saying…everything seems to be, being built, but is lived in, on the way, concrete blocks ,little reinforcing,2 rooms and a toilet,perhaps, the Banks lend on these at $30,000,they earn $3600 a year…so a difficult path .
    Rubbish piled everywhere, and just dust , that is more so, because it has not rained since August last year… This is horse and cart country, a little related to Egypt, donkeys as well, who tow large loads and a lump of a person, often.! These people are tall , handsome , some have colourful robes, and the women ,in an almost completely Muslim country, wore very colourful ,long dresses ,some of beautiful fabrics. Water is sold from tanks, on carts ,to suburbs. More tiny stalls selling fruit, mainly ,along the dusty roadside…Herds of cows wandering ,also goats, they didn’t look starved…
    Large orchards of Mango trees, seem to be quite well tended.
    BUT, there are highways beyond belief, beautifully made, over passes ,channeled for water…even some landscaping ,being watered by hand. The lighting is all solar, such a good idea, they seem like the roads to nowhere, but they wont be, a new Airport is complete, so progress is obvious ,Chinese progress in the main…There are small parts of development ,inner the city ,apparently nice mansions, also, of those in power..
    Soon many Baobab trees, the real Africa, disappointed we didn’t see them in Madagascar , but here in abundance, their national symbol . Some just coming into leaf, but many still bare. They have fruit of a powdery nature that is high in Vit.C. Gorgeous ,stately and live for 2000 years ,although in the drought ,some very old ones succumbed.
    Soon to the Bandia Reserve ,all very professionally done. Waiting in the shade for our 9 seater , small trucks, many monkeys, so cute ,scampering about. Through majestic Baobab and acacia trees , making for the real look of Africa ,and dusty red earth.
    Animals, well birds first, Ostrich ,many ,one flopped on her nest in the heat, with a few huge eggs scattered out at the sides, apparently they rotate, the eggs,and the Male does night shift..He has very black ,shiny, plumage.
    Warthogs, cute Families , earnestly going about their day ,giving the Ostrich a wide berth ,they don’t eat her eggs…Giraffes ,many ,eating the hugely prickly Acacia, unaffected.. Various Antelope ,so clean and beautifully marked ,the Kudu ,the largest. Weigh 400lbs. Many kinds we had not seen. Water hole with dozens of monkey’s ,all sizes and shapes ,running hither and yon, tiny babies underneath…Expressions and actions I never tire of ,[ Sam can’t stand them..] Drinking and grooming the children..!
    Rhinos ,being fed, as they have had to feed the animals, there is simply nothing left to eat,. Huge ones males, but horns removed of course… Buffalo, the look of Africa ,mean looking male, and his harem,also little ones , almost all with the little birds, as passengers, on their backs. Then my favourite.. Zebra, amazing stripes, everyone unique and apparently the stripes are like a kind of louvers, in heat reduction, how clever is that.! I could look at them for hours, they are beautiful, and they to me ,are Africa…
    Hyenas …hideous , prowling, creatures, quite large and very strong looking, are contained just for viewing ,I asked what do you feed them ,he smiled and said they eat anything.! Crocodiles ,many, wild Guinea fowl, bigger than we know.
    What we enjoyed most ,was seeing all the animals we didn’t see at the first Game reserve, we visited from East London, in South Africa., different today ,very close viewing ,many pretty birds ,as well, on the ground ,mainly. It wasn’t the greatest of Parks, but it was so Africa, the trees ,just as you see in pictures .Apart from being among, not such a nice lot of people ,who would not let the guide sit beside them ,so he hung from the side ,perched, for the duration…!
    Later we gathered for a drink ,by the water, full of croc’s, only offering beer and cola,[ my bottle was from the 50’s]…so damaged I only had a little bit…!Goodness knows….So very hot and then rushed off to the bus, but noticed an urn type container ,made in Raffia woven with cloth, a very clever design ,quite lovely.
    Journey back, on the amazing roads through the chaos . Not pictures really ,of it all, because the windows…
    Gathering our passengers, who had been on a Safari of 6 days through many countries ,with many tales to tell, not all of them good…very happy to be back on board…
    Also those on local excursions said they were physically handled in markets and quite frightened ,seemingly aggressive people, in parts, so not the place for your next vacation. Ever interesting, and a huge learning curve, anyway. The docks are like from another era ,of long ago, a big fishing Port ,and some containers in one part…
    But we did enjoy our last day in Africa, much food for thought…as is all of Africa…
    I will do a sperate blog, because of the many things that have happened in our last 6 days at sea.. Sailing along in the calm waters as usual…Perfect.
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  • Day18

    Tired..

    November 11, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    ..but happy that we arrived in Senegal, in Saint Louis, on a beautiful spot at the ocean. We hear it!! 🥰🥰🥰 Thank you Sabine! 😘 After this crazy border-trip, with waste of money, time and headache, we just need beer or something, haha, loooong shower and sleep! 😌 And tomorrow after waking up: swimming in the ocean!!!! Yayyyyyy!!! 🥳🥳🥳Read more

  • Day20

    Insel Goree

    December 12, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Auch die Insel Goree ist eine ehemalige Sklaveninsel, ein ehemaliger französischer Handelsposten und Sammelstelle auf dem Weg nach Europa oder Amerika. Ob die Insel immer in französischer Hand war, müssen wir daheim nochmal recherchieren, vermutlich hat sie auch eine bewegte portugiesische/holländische Geschichte. Was für ein Gegensatz aber zu unserem gestrigen Ausflug: auf Goree fühlt man sich gleich wie am Hafen von St. Tropez. Kleine Gässchen, bunte Häuschen, blühende Pracht überall, Straßencafés, kleine Hotels, überall kleine Läden für Kitsch und Kunst.Read more

  • Day20

    Ausflug zur Insel Goree

    December 12, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Da wir gestern ein Ganztagesprogramm hatten und der Hase Erkältungstechnisch ein bisschen angeschlagen ist, haben wir heute nur den kurzen Ausflug zur Insel Goree gebucht. Ein kurzer Weg bis zur Fähre, und dann sind wir auch schon wieder unterwegs bei herrlichem Sonnenschein. Für ein bisschen Stress sorgte am Morgen, dann noch die Tatsache, dass wir eigentlich unseren Pass gebraucht hätten zum Einchecken auf der Fähre. Den hat allerdings die Albatros einkassiert. Letztendlich reicht dann aber doch die Kombination aus Bordausweis, Personalausweis und Reisepasskopie, um auf die Fähre zu kommen.Read more

  • Day20

    St. Charles Borromee

    December 12, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Unser erstes Ziel auf der Insel ist die kleine Kirche St. Charles, ca. 200 Jahre alt. Während die gusseiserne Wendeltreppe eindeutig französisch anmutet, zeigt uns die schwarze Madonna deutlich, dass wir in Afrika sind. Auch beeindruckend ist die riesige echte Muschelschale, die als Weihwasserbecken dient.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Republic of Senegal, Senegal, ሴኔጋል, سنغال, Seneqal, Сенегал, Senegali, সেনেগাল, སེ་ནི་གྷལ།, Sénégal, Senegal nutome, Σενεγάλη, Senegalo, سنگال, Senegaal, Sènègal, An tSeineagáil, Seanagal, સેનેગલ, Sinigal, סנגל, सेनेगल, Szenegál, Սենեգալ, セネガル共和国, სენეგალი, សេនេហ្កាល់, ಸೆನೆಗಲ್, 세네갈, سینیگال, Senegalia, Senegaalo, Senegalɛ, ຊິນີກັນ, Senegalas, Senegale, Senegāla, സെനഗല്‍, ဆီနီဂေါ, सेनेगाल, ସେନେଗାଲ୍, Senegäle, Sinigaal, செனெகல், సెనెగల్, ประเทศเซเนกัล, Senikalo, سېنېگال, سینیگل, Xê-nê-gan (Senegal), Senegalän, Orílẹ́ède Sẹnẹga, 塞内加尔, i-Senegal

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