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The waters of Senegal

28 August 2015, Senegal

Water is a life style here in Senegal. Whether it’s swimming or dealing with the rain, the people just seem to enjoy the water. For the past couple of days, rain has been pounding the roofs and lightning has lit the skies with spectacular ballets of light. I decided to step onto the roof of […]


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Sunset in Senegal

28 August 2015, Senegal

The beautiful sun is setting over another day in Senegal. You can’t compare countries, or pick favorites, but I have to say that I am in love with all that this country has to offer. There’s just something about Senegal that tells you that you need to come back, and soon. Ask anyone who’s been […]


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The red lake.

20 August 2015, Senegal

Today we visited a place called Lake Retba which is 30km from the city of Dakar. The lake’s name comes from its water’s reddish tint, which changes from time to time depending on the seasons. Between the months of November and June, the the red waters of the lake glow brightly and then, between the […]


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The worst place on earth.

20 August 2015, Senegal

Once upon a time, Goree Island was the worst place on earth. This tiny island, just off the coast of Senegal, was once one of the most important stops on the West African slave trade route. A lot could be said about this place and what it once was, but to be honest, I find […]


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Without children the world has no future.

20 August 2015, Senegal

We recently visited the Empire des Enfants, a children’s care facility in Dakar. It is a place that looks after children who have been lured away from their homes and taught to steal and con their way into making profits for bad people. Remember Oliver Twist meeting Fagan and becoming forced to be a thief […]


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The tallest statue in Africa.

20 August 2015, Senegal

The Statue de Renaissance Africaine in Dakar is colossal! I actually could not believe it when I saw it! It stands 49 meters tall and looks like something out of greek mythology. The statue is a bronze sculpture of a man holding his child up high with his wife next to him and it represents […]


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The journey is taking its toll, but…

20 August 2015, Senegal

Our bodies are tired. The thousands of kilometers are starting to take their toll on all of us. We have had moments of anger and moments that we all thought might end the trip. But then you see a sunset that is so beautiful it’s like a reward from God for having reached this far. […]