Senegal
Dakar

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  • 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

    Anfahrt auf Dakar

    December 12, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Kaum zu glauben, dass wir es gestern tatsächlich noch geschafft haben, trotz Ganztagesausflug die 2. Show von Mister Flower Power anzusehen. Und am nächsten Morgen geht es auch gleich schon weiter. Statt gemütlicher Seetag erreichen wir pünktlich um 7 Uhr kurz vor Sonnenaufgang den Hafen von Dakar. An der Pier rüsten schon die Souvenirhändler für den Tag.Read more

  • Day56

    Dakar

    January 25, 2017 in Senegal ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    I love Dakar. It has a real intensity and busyness with everyone seeming to have a purpose. Aside from Fes and Marrakech, it is the only city so far where most people are enjoying life rather than just moving from day to day. I joined in with the hustle and bustle and spend my 4 days here;
    Getting the Guinea visa;
    Visiting Ile-de-goree, the island where ships departed to take slaves to America;
    Haggling in the massive markets. I got quoted the equivalent of £100 for some Africa print trousers, I ended up paying £2.60 for them, and I still know that's too much;
    Searched for engine oil so I can do an oil change in a couple of weeks. This is surprisingly difficult as everyone just fills their bikes with car oil;
    Visited the most westerly point in Africa, which is predictably semi-occupied by the US embassy, a building big enough for about 1000 people;

    Also after 3 weeks it's time to say goodbye to Ferry and Gulcin 😭. They have 2 years to tour Africa, whereas my plan was 6 months, but I've now decided a year is definitely needed!

    Photos
    1&4) Africa's most westerly point
    2) View across Dakar to ile-de-goree
    3) Pirogue fishing boat
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  • Day8

    Sandaga Market

    March 27, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Got to Sandaga market shortly after 12 noon. This time around we parked in a proper place within the port so no locking of tyre when we return. Walked through the central business district to the market.

    Sandaga is the largest market in Dakar. Hawkers everywhere following and harrasing visitors to buy their goods. Similar to naija market we had escort who followed us throughout and eventually I had to buy 1 item from his shop. Was able to achieve a 50% reduction in price of some of the items bought using advance procurement skills with "Should cost analysis". I believe I got a good bargain although I ended up spending more (CAF 195,000) than I had budgeted for shopping.

    Left the market shortly after 2pm. The shopping was quite efficient based on the male buying process ... see, select, negotiate & pay....

    Stopped over at a local restaurant "Duda" in Mbour to eat Thiebou Djeune (CFA 1,000) which am told is the no 1 meal of Senegal.

    Drove round Mbour, a rural town with pot holes and sandy untarred roads, passed by some other resorts such as Neptune Hotel etc before finally arriving at the resort at 4:20pm. Paid Malick CFA 40,000 for the transportation and interpretation services.
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  • Day3

    Tour - City Centre

    March 22, 2019 in Senegal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Had an ok breakfast. Tour guide picked me up at 8:05. Got to the city centre for the ferry ride to La Goree Island unfortunately we had missed the boat so decided to go on a 1hr walking tour of the city centre passing by the Presidential Palace (unfortunately no pics allowed), banks and several ministeries and government buildings. Got back to the jetty an hour later to discover that we have missed the 10am boat. Paid CFA 5,200 for the 11am boat and sat in the departure hall.

    The average Senegalese is very dark skin, darker than Ghanians, almost charcoal black. Am told that the Wolof and Sarer (together make up 58% of the population) are very dark skin people while other tribes are lighter skin.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dakar, ዳካር, داكار, Горад Дакар, Дакар, ডাকার, ཌ་ཀར།, داکار, Ντακάρ, Dakaro, Dacár, Dacar, דקר, डकार, Դակար, DKR, ダカール, დაკარი, 다카르, Dakaras, Dakara, ഡാക്കർ, ਡਾਕਾਰ, Dakaa, ڈا کار, டக்கார், ดาการ์, ڈاکار, Ndakaaru, דאקאר, 達喀爾

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