Safari and baobab climbing

Today’s post is all about adventure activities to do just one hour away from Dakar. RESERVE DE BANDIA Bandia’s reserve is between Sindia and Nguékokh (and just 15kms away from Saly). You’ll find all the information in their website: http://www.reservedebandia.com/welcome.html It costs … Sigue leyendo

Souimanga Lodge – the roadtrip continues

So the end of the journey was arriving and we had to figure a way back without driving through the horrible road we went through the first time. We were in Les Paletuviers and we had to go straight up … Sigue leyendo

Travelling south to Delta Sine Saloum

After having visited Dakar, we were ready to go south for four more days. Here’s our travel plan: So the indications in blue are the cities we went through the first day to get to Les Paletuviers Hotel, the two … Sigue leyendo

Visiting Dakar: day 3 and 4

The third day of our journey was all about mosquées. But before that, we went to Kermel market. Day 3: Morning: Placed in the city center, the Kermel market is a good place to get immersed in the real senegalese … Sigue leyendo

Visiting Dakar: days 1 and 2

I’m really excited with the posts that are about to being released because my parents came over to Senegal last week so I organized for them loads of activities and journeys. They came for 8 days, staying 4 days in … Sigue leyendo

Enjoying the sun

Yes! Because we love going to beaches and swimming pools, today’s post is about the best spots to relax and enjoy Dakar’s great weather. Swimming Pools RADISSON BLU HOTEL Located at Les Mamelles, only 10 minutes ride from Dakar center, … Sigue leyendo

Christmas market

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.

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There were all kinds of stands; clothes, ceramics, skin products, bio food, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, art…

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As you can see, everything was handmade and the majority of things were typically senegalese. Textiles and clothing were the most african recognizable pieces:

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I also saw music instruments I’d never seen before and other type of tribal decorations:

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Handbags and silver jewelry:

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The gardens were amazing, it was like if you were inside a fairy story, really nice to walk around:

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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!

xxx

Claudia.