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Erasmus blog Dakar

  • First impressions of the city

    The first impression when you get into the city is “what a mess!”, a labyrinth of streets which all resemble each other, from the sand on the ground and on the roads to more and more sand which is never-ending. It’s like the sea continued into the town and it...

    0 by Hannah, 8 months ago
  • Visiting Saly, a European-style coastal city

    During the Easter holidays, we decided to visit the city of Saly. More than visit, we especially went to relax because we knew that there wasn't much to see there but that the sea was clean, there were nice hotels and a lot of tourists. In short, a little less Senegal...

    0 by Mirabelle, 3 years ago
  • A change of work: Asedeme centre

    After the first two months in Dakar, I decided to lengthen my stay. I hoped to be able to stay up to four months because that was what I had been promised in Belgium. Wep had assured me that I could stay a minimum number of months (two months) and extend the duration of...

    0 by Mirabelle, 3 years ago
  • My arrival in Dakar

    I took the plane on a Sunday in February to go to the African continent, more specifically to the capital of Senegal, Dakar. I was very excited about leaving although I only spent a few months in Belgium as I was coming back from another trip. However, I knew that this...

    0 by Mirabelle, 3 years ago
  • Diving in Dakar

    One of the first weekends I was in Dakar I took a risk and went diving. I had never done it before in my life. I’m not going to lie; I’m no pro at swimming. You could dive for two hours for only fifteen euros, great value! First of all we tried on all the suits and...

    0 by Hannah , 3 years ago
  • A Visit to the Pink Lake

    We were invited to visit the pink lake by the organization that helped find us our internship. Before we left, we had an appointment at the agency Syto (name of the agency in question). All the volunteers gathered outside, under a tree and we drank... water, before...

    0 by Daniela, 3 years ago
  • Visit to Gorée Island, the island of Slaves

    I spent a weekend in Gorée, also known as Slave Island, located close to Dakar. To get there, we took a boat from the coast. At the time, the return journey cost seven euros for tourists – for the Senegalese people, it was cheaper - and took about twenty minutes. The...

    0 by Lucinda, 3 years ago
  • Transport in Dakar

    Transport in Senegal may seem frightening (crowded, no fixed route, you can get lost), but I have good memories from all the journeys I made. In fact, over the course of three months I had only one bad experience and it was in a taxi, not a bus. Getting around the...

    0 by Michael, 3 years ago
  • Fashion and tailoring in Dakar

    You can see in Dakar, and Senegal in general, that every woman is dressed with dresses made of wax (a cotton fabric traditionally from Africa). They choose the fabric at the market, they bargain the price, then take a few meters after choosing the pattern. There is...

    0 by Margot, 4 years ago

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