Today’s post is about travelling to islands in Dakar. I visited two of them last year: Ile de Ngor and Ile de Gorée. I still haven’t been in Ile de la Madeleine because it’s quite difficult to get there. I … Sigue leyendo
Yesterday, while I was searching for an address, I walked around the Institut Français (89 Rue Joseph Gomis, Dakar) and saw a huge market. I entered it and found all types of african crafts and colors which woke up my imagination.
There were all kinds of stands; clothes, ceramics, skin products, bio food, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, art…
As you can see, everything was handmade and the majority of things were typically senegalese. Textiles and clothing were the most african recognizable pieces:
I also saw music instruments I’d never seen before and other type of tribal decorations:
Handbags and silver jewelry:
The gardens were amazing, it was like if you were inside a fairy story, really nice to walk around:
There’s also a very pleasant restaurant in the same gardens where you can eat or simply rest while having a drink.
I highly recommend to visit this ‘Marché de Noel’. It is free all days from 10am to 8pm and saturdays from 2pm to 9pm. It will be visible until the 22nd of December, hurry up!