Renaissance of Africa


Majestic, grandeur, humungous, huge…. These are some of the comments that you hear from people those who have visited Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine or African Renaissance Monument. I had something different in my mind when I saw this monument, it was “Ooh My God Woooooooooow”. African Renaissance Monument - Dakar African Renaissance Monument … Continue reading Renaissance of Africa

St. Louis Is Waiting For You


For me this place was like the New Orleans of Senegal or rather Africa. St. Louis is a go to destination if you like jazz, good food and lots of relaxation.  When I got the opportunity to visit this city for an assignment while in Senegal I was ready the very next moment. How to … Continue reading St. Louis Is Waiting For You

Baobab the African Giant


While travelling around Senegal all the locals were constantly trying to point out something out of the window and kept murmuring “Baobab….Baobab”. Since I don’t speak French or Wolof so I could not ask what exactly they were trying to tell me. During one such journey with my trusted taxi driver Pape, he stopped his … Continue reading Baobab the African Giant

The Slave House of Africa


House of Slaves or Maison des Esclaves is one of the prime attractions on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. This is basically a small house which is set to be one of the main building used during the period of Atlantic Slave Trade. This according to locals … Continue reading The Slave House of Africa

The Colours of Goree


Goree or Île de Gorée is one of the major tourist attractions of Senegal. Its basically an island located two kilometers from the Dakar Port and one needs to take a short ride on a ferry to reach the island. Though this is relatively a small island but people do live here and there is … Continue reading The Colours of Goree

The Pink Lake of Africa


Pink Lake - Lac Rose - Lake Retba Pink Lake of Dakar - Senegal One of the places that I wanted to surely visit when I got the opportunity to visit Senegal was Lake Retba or Lac Rose which literary means “Pink Lake”. I really could not imagine that a lake would be pink and … Continue reading The Pink Lake of Africa