After 2 week of separation since Morocco, finally I got to see Martine again in Senegal! She went through Mauritania to Dakar while I flew from casablanca to Dakar! First, I called Heidi-the contact I got from the pilot I met in Casablanca and we all went for a lovely lunch around Dakar.We had a lovely talked then she drove us to the ferry station where we can took the ferry to this beautiful island named NGOR.
We then walked around the island with a “tour guide” around. One thing you need to know about traveling around Senegal, you can never get rid of people trying to be your guide. If you make one go, the other will come to you. Also, people will try to sell you things all the time! So, you better just let it go and be happy. At the end of the day when you think of people from senegal, you will think they are really nice and hard-working because at least they are NOT begging you for money or Robbing you:)
There is a surf camp over there where you can just learn surfing and relax.
Martine is trying to taste the fruit of Cactus! She just love to taste everything she saw and I kept telling her it’s DANGEROUS! Well, the guide said it’s safe and he tried that himself for us. So, we all got a chance to taste it 😛
We went to play drum and chilled out at the bar afterward:P
This island make me felt like I am at the Caribbean(esp Jamaica!) People act like, dress like and sounds like Jamaican.. or the other way round:P and the island is just too beautiful! The beach is clean and the water is clear.
If you see the photo above clearly, you will see the infamous African Renaissance Monument. The people we met on the island said they will never visit this monument because they think the president spent so much money on it(it cost US$ 27 million) instead of helping the senegalese people! They really really dislike the idea but there’s nothing they can do. I actually passed by this monument again when we took a taxi back to our hotel and it’s really amazing to see that at night with all the lights on. Well, at least senegal is a comparatively less corrupted country among west africa-that’s what I think!!!!