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 – … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading