Traveling to Africa is amazing because you will never know what kind of situation you will bump into. People there are friendly and they will invite you to event you will never dream of. The other day I was invite to attend a funeral ceremony in Senegal and learned a lot about their local culture. Because most senegalese are Muslim, their body need to be bury on the same day or within a week. Then they need to have a ceremony for that person and if the town is small, almost everyone will attend the ceremony.
As your can see from the above photo, everyone will put on their most expensive and beautiful clothes to attend the funeral ceremony. Its’ a kind of respect to the death. Therefore, when I know I was invited, I had to put on my tailored made African clothing.
If I do not know there’s a funeral around and I see people dressing up like these: I probably though people are having a party instead but it’s just their culture to dress up for funeral also. Being in Africa , you really will experience differently from other travel experience! I was persuaded by Martine to go to St. Louis the other day because she kept saying St. Louis is very beautiful and the beach there is amazing. We had to jump into some local bus with the local and the experience was “super awesome”. There will be saleman on the bus trying to sell people some “magical” stuff. They will tell you the toothpaste will rejuvenate your teeth or a soap will make your clothes look brand new. But the funny things is , people BELIEVE THAT!. I will write about a post on how to travel around Senegal later so stay tune.
For now, check out the beautiful photos I had took from the national park in St. louis.
I want to name the below photo Iust “in” time but however, I missed the chance to have a photograph of the sun rise right in the middle of the baobab tree!! This make me realize how difficult it is to be a good photographer because it really need loads of time to wait for the best moment! Right now, I just want to enjoy and relax but I hope all of you can still see how beautiful Africa is.
Until next time, Cheers everyone