Dakar-Senegal

Dakar-Senegal

98% of Senegalese is Muslim so you will find a lot of mosques in Senegal and a lot of their clothing included Muslim designs in It. However, the women’s clothing are JUST amazingly colorful and beautiful. I was told that women spent 90% of their money on clothing and jewelries. From what I had saw so far, I believe that’s true! However, they are do not like me taking photos of them, so I have to have my guide standing right there and I pretend to take photo of him:P..so funny:P

senegal women
I went to a Dakar city center one day and tried to get some african clothing! But as usual, I got rip off and got a dress that’s not what I want. I will show them to you later and luckily I finally get that done in Gambia later:P

facbrics market in Dakar-senegal
tailor in Dakar

Dakar city is very modern and somehow dirty in American standard. But it is a major financial center, home to a dozen national and regional banks (including the BCEAO which manages the unified West African CFA currency), and to numerous international organizations, NGOs and international research centers. When I first tried to book hotel in the city center, almost all hotels are full because there were 2 important conference taking place there! And, it’s one of the most expensive city to live in west africa. Taking taxi and buying stuff can all cost you a fortune, however I can say it’s a SUPER SAFE CITY!

City of Dakar-senegal

Below are the house where the president live:)

house of senegal president

Downtown Dakar

dakar-senegal

I was told you can find Pork in many restaurant since 2 % of Catholic are a lot of people in Senegal. Also, there’s big catholic church there. However you cannot compare it to those in Europe:P

catholic church in Dakar
main catholic church in Dakar

Even the outside of the fish market is very grand. The inside is kind of dirty though…….

seafood market in Dakar-senegal
local market in Darkar-senegal

And you will find a lot of portable store selling phone cars, coffee and sandwich all around the city:) Very interesting.

portable street shop in senegal

I will stay in Senegal for maybe another 10 days and plan on going to see the most of this country. Do stick around. Cheers

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  1. Hi Tammy! Must be an interesting city, lol the image of you pretend to take photos to your guide is funny! where will you spend the Xmas dear? Take care, kisses and hugs!!:***

  2. Hi Tammy, the cities you have visited so far are so colourful. I guess all women around the world are the same on where they spend their money!!! Enjoy and be safe.
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  3. Great post! It’s another world, would love to visit it some day! Cheers!:)
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  4. This looks amazing! I didn’t realize Dakar was such a safe and easy place to visit for women.
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  5. Dearest Tammy,
    Interesting views you show us here. Funny indeed that your guide has to pose for all of your photos! Do they demand money or why they don’t like to be taken in a photo?
    Comparing Churches with Europe you cannot… In Europe they are from medieval times like 16th century and so. Great architecture and lots of art work and that is all together a very different style. Senegal is a relative young country. Hope it is thriving well, provided the corruption is controllable…
    Enjoy the remainder of your stay.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

  6. Great post. Looks amazing there. Thank you for showing all these beautiful pics. Have fun and be careful.
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  7. Great pictures and very funny thing to do for picture taking with your guide.
    Enjoy the rest of your stay dear and stay safe.
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  8. wow amazing like always Tammy:) the pictures are great and I love hearing about your adventures
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  9. the church looks really unusual. can’t wait to see your other stories 🙂 xxx
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  10. This is a place that i would love to spend time and visit. Too bad about the dress, Great post!
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  11. Senegal is not a very popular country to visit so I loved seeing all your pictures and learning about Senegal’s culture. I really laughed when I read that guide bit haha, you are funny and clever Tammy 😉
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  12. The fabrics look so nice and bright, and the Catholic church is stunning!
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  13. very bright sunny colors! can not believe! we have a silver winter!
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  14. So many beautiful colorful clothes! I like that you said the woman spend 90% of their money on clothing and jewels as that sounds like me! LOL!

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  15. WOW! as faras I see it’s a must visit place!
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  16. It looks very nice!
    I hope you’re having fun!
    Kisses! Take care!
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  17. Wow! it´s very cool there! I love your pictures and the interesting facts about Senegal! kisses Tammy

  18. Hahaha, good one with taking snapshots of the guide, smart gal 😛

  19. I’ve been to western Africa but not to Senegal, it looks pretty nice! hope you enjoy!

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  20. I’m so jealous! It looks great, thank you for letting us travel with you through your amazing photos! 😀