Looking Out Over Goree

Senegal Journal


I have now been in the Gambia for more than four months working as a volunteer with VSO in the capital city of Banjul. I have decided that it is about time for a break so when I was told about the Jazz Festival in St. Louis (on the northmost part of the coast of Senegal) I (and a number of other volunteers) seized the chance to have a bit of a break. Actually, I also like jazz so this was even more a reason to do it.

Being my first time in Senegal I decided to see if I could see a bit of the country by as many different forms of transport: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”, though the train-thing never worked out, I did end up with “Planes, Buses, Ferries, and Automobile”. Not too bad.

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