Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine


There is a famous saying “The way to the man's heart is through his stomach” that statement describes me perfectly. Being an avid traveler I am a food lover too and I make it a point that wherever I go I do try out the local cuisine. When it comes to Senegal the cuisine is … Continue reading Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine

Memories of Africa


The word “Dark Continent” struck me during my childhood, I kept wondering why Africa was called the Dark Continent. I imagined that the word dark was being referred to the colour of the skin of the people or may be that the colour of the soil was being referred to or may be that major … Continue reading Memories of Africa

Decoding Dakar


It was in the month of February 2015 that I was given a hint that I might be given an opportunity to travel to Dakar, Senegal. It seems that my luck always favours me when it comes to travelling the African Continent. Previously I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Kenya which is Eastern Africa … Continue reading Decoding Dakar

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