We went St. Louis first and stayed Zebra bar for stay a couple of days. We went to old colonial area which is pretty nice to see.
After that we ride to Lake Rose. But we couldn’t lucky to see the lake color is rose. We arrived there in the night and live noon. The color comes with reflection from salt and sun. So good time is afternoon.
Next stop was Dakar. We went there to apply some visas, shopping and see the city. The traffic is crazy in the week time but highway is good option to enter the city. First we wanted to walk around but after a while we couldn’t. It was so hot, asphalt was burning, we were feeling easily from our feet. 🙁 You can use taxi there but need to barging. We tried some local minibus which can chance their road easily and can say this is last stop. Some local markets are really nice. But the city didn’t so special for us. Goree island one of the most attraction for tourist in Dakar. We went there asw ell to see island and museum.
We were planning to travel all Casamance regions in Senegal in the beginning but everything can change last minute on the road. We went to south/west of Casamance.
We ride motorcycle Ziguinchor to Nikine. Went to some little villages and stayed in Elinkine Camp, Elinkine.
People are so curios and friendly on the region. When you stop to take a photo or break time. They can stop next to us and talk. Or ask about something wrong on our motorcycle or with us.
We like the little village, Bouyouye. They were surprise when we arrived to the village. They asked us ‘ what are we doing here? The road doesn’t going anywhere.’ We told them just we ride here to see village. After a little talk they said welcome and we can enter the village.
They have max.30 houses in the village and most of them family. They are living between huge trees. We saw some traditional houses. Tried to talk local people. We shared our cookies with kids and played with them. Kids didn’t see tourist around. Maybe one house has a television. So, in the beginning they didn’t want to get closed to us. You need to be patience and show how much you are friendly. It could help for me but not for Ferry. When they looked his eyes they could scare, maybe because of colorful eyes. Who is living in the village they were so friendly people.
Elinkine is one of the best places in Casamance region to stay. Where the camp is like a paradise. You can go to boat trip to see crocodile and beautiful landscape.
It is a small village. If you are walking around everyday and staying long they know you after two days later. Kids have been learning English in the school and so curios to talk with you. We were helping them to improve their English a little how much we know.
2-3 days later, I told with kids and I wanted to go to the school for see and learn something more about education. When I went to school first we found to English teacher to communicate because I cant speak French. He was in the lesson. We told a little with him and kids in the lesson. After that, we went to the school manager for permission to enter all lessons. I went math class. They learn different way than us how we learn math.
The weather is so hot. Therefore, They go to school in the morning until 11-12 pm. After that go back 4pm. They have standard uniform. Classrooms are sandy and they don’t have a real sit. Maybe they don’t have money to buy uniform, notebooks…etc. They want to go to school and learn which is really perfect.