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Fishers painting one of the traditional pyrogues ... Next to it a pile of oyster shelves mixed into concrete for building houses

Fishers painting one of the traditional pyrogues … Next to it a pile of oyster shelves mixed into concrete for building houses

We first spent a few days discovering Dakar, a vibrant African metropolis with a world known music scene. This was the hard way to start discovering the “Black Continent”. Immediately after leaving the airport anybody who seems to have the resources to buy the smallest item, becomes the target of all street vendors in town, and a polite “no thanks” will never make them go away. If the very one lets go of you after 15 minutes, the games starts with the next enterprising seller. Quite a nerve-racking game! Though, on another trip we stayed in Yoff, a part of the city located near the airport, and nobody ever bothered us. Continue Reading →

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