Tag: senegal

  • Oumar Ly: Chance Meeting with Photography

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-29
    Oumar Ly: Chance Meeting with Photography

    Behind every photographer is a story of how the passion began. For Senegalese photographer Oumar Ly, it began with a chance encounter with photography through a French serviceman. Read on to find out the rest of his story.

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  • Travel Diary – Zinguinchor – First stop of our Senegal adventure

    written by disdis on 2010-09-28 #places
    Travel Diary – Zinguinchor – First stop of our Senegal adventure

    Once you visit Africa you know you have to go back there again. Such a huge continent must be visited more than once to have an idea of all the traditions, tribes, wildlife…Maybe it’s because of the wildlife, or the landscapes or the ancestral traditions but I fell in love last year, and this love is forever. Welcome to the start of my adventure in Senegal.

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  • The Big Market of Kaolack, Sénégal

    written by azurblue on 2010-04-03 #places
    The Big Market of Kaolack, Sénégal

    Kaolack is the hub of the road network that serves both the southern ans eastern parts of Senegal. The city itself is not a famous destination for tourists, but it's big covered market is a must see.

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  • Senghor's Birth Place in Joal, Sénégal

    written by azurblue on 2010-03-08 #places
    Senghor's Birth Place in Joal, Sénégal

    Joal is the place where was born the first president of independent Sénégal, Léopold Sédar Senghor. He is also the country’s most famous and respected poet. Joal is a little city situated on the Petite Cote, 115 km south from Dakar, in Sénégal.

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  • The Daraa and the little talibés (Sénégal, Africa)

    written by azurblue on 2010-02-28 #places
    The Daraa and the little talibés (Sénégal, Africa)

    It sounds like a fairy tales, but it’s not. What is a Daraa? A daraa is a Koranic school in Sénégal. The teacher is a Marabout, a man who knows the Koran. He teaches is pupils, named talibe.

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  • Photo Stories: We Must Celebrate Water by disdis

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-03 #places
    Photo Stories: We Must Celebrate Water by disdis

    One of the things that make a trip to a far-flung place truly memorable is getting the chance to interact with the locals and share fun moments with them. Five years ago, disdis was able to do exactly that on a trip to Zinguinchor, Senegal, and it goes without saying that it was most certainly one for the books.

  • St. Mary's River to the Gambian River, Under the Same Sun

    written by egyptianring on 2010-08-19 #places
    St. Mary's River to the Gambian River, Under the Same Sun

    I don’t really think that the sole purpose of studying abroad is to necessarily compare two cultures and go home with a new understanding of another, but rather to find your place between both of those cultures, within the world. I think it’s about understanding yourself, your beliefs, and your gifts, and figuring out how you can best apply or even change those to be a better person for the world.

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