Goodbye Dakar….

Iā€™m on the early morning flight from Dakar, recalling the mixed feelings I had about Senegal when I was leaving Asia. Just a few days before I flew out towards the West, I had met two German ladies on the Ko Chang Island. After talking to them, my mind was full of questions: “Why do…

One of those moments …

…when thoughts go their own way Sitting here, on the top of this cliff, high above the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of this tiny island of Ngor, I am experiencing one of those rare moments, when it feels like life and the planet have stopped for a moment. All I hear around me is…

Salt harvesters of Lac Rose

I am sitting on an old boat, observing women and men unload salt from the boats on the pink-hued lake. A man who has just finished his work for the day, walks over to “our” boat and begins changing from his wet, salty working clothes. He looks like he could be in his late thirties,…

“Meeting” the mystery of a lighthouse

It is one of those points of interest, that not many visitors of Dakar would visit… I even met one local, living in Dakar for like ten years, never being up there. šŸ™‚ Of course I “dragged” him with me to visit  šŸ™‚ It is one of those spots, where it is hard to know…

Status update :)

Instead of sightseeing in Saint Louis as planned, I am chilling out in Dakar before my last part of the travel further north towards south of Morocco .. In general I hate waiting, not knowing exactly when my transport will leave Dakar, but if this is the way to wait, I shall not complain, right?…

N’Gor beach: Start and the end of my Dakar experience

Four weeks later, also on Saturday, I find myself again on the same beach, on the NGor beach, one of the most picturesque beaches of Dakar. It is my last weekend in Dakar, before leaving up north to Saint Louise. It is interesting how on the first Saturday after my arrrival Mr. Samba (nice gentleman…

Yes, also this is Dakar :)

Finally managed to go for a walk along the seaside on this nice sunday evening… some impressions ….

Welcome to Africa

After a 4-hour bus drive from the Ko Chang island to Bangkok, several hours at the Bangkok airport, which I have spiced up with my last green curry (oh, I will miss the delicious Asian food) and a nice relaxing foot massage (spending time like this at the airports – no problem at all šŸ™‚…