As usual, I enjoyed my time in Dakar, Senegal and made sure I feasted on the Cheb (Thieboudienne - Senegal Jollof), Yassa and Baobab juice and co while speaking the little French I know and camping in Radisson blu hotel(Pictures 2 & 3 were beautifully captured from the hotel #nofilter )
I paid a visit to Gorée Island for the second time. The most popular slave trade zone in Africa where millions of Africans were exchanged with the America region and Europe for things as small pieces of mirrors. The visit raised emotions that were there the last time I visited the island. I'm sure you know what I felt.
The heart of humans though. The pink house in the slides is where the masters lived, upstairs and downstairs in the same building was actually where the slaves were bound. How could they sleep amidst the cryings and screams?!! Take note of the door in the middle called the "Door of no return" which is where they said goodbye to Africa.. at this point no coming back. Escaping means being eaten by the sharks, drowning with the shackles on or fired at by the security.
It felt good however walking on the streets of Gorée and feeling free, literally. The second to the last picture depicts this. The artworks made and sold here are also beautiful; the paintings and the sand art (check my IGTV for how it's done)
Rounding off the work trip with the Baobab liqueur wraps up the experience for me. ..
Dakar is one of my favourite cities in the world...I think this is not just because of the food but also the body of water. #Thallasophile
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