Last weekend, I went on my final group excursion with CIEE. We visited the Lompoul desert, stopped in Thies for food, and stayed in Saint-Louis for a day. It was a great last trip because we got to see a little bit more of Senegal. There are a little over two weeks left in the program and this trip was a great way to venture farther out and see other parts of Senegal that we may not have visited earlier.
To make it easier to understand where I was, I will break the post into three parts.
We did not stay in Thies for very long. We ate and then had some time to walk around. From what I saw of Thies, I liked it a lot more than Dakar.
Visiting the desert was pretty interesting. There wasn’t much to do but walk around or ride the camels. I opted to walk around and helped people take some pretty interesting photos. Other than that, it was quiet and a nice break from the noise of Dakar. It was cool to be able to walk around without any shoes.
Saint-Louis was quite pretty. We went on a guided tour to learn more about the city’s history and to just see more of the place. Both videos are from the guided bus tour. The first is a view from the big bridge in Saint-Louis. The second video shows the city and some of the streets.
Until next time,