Teranga Newsletter blog, CIEE Dakar, Senegal
EXPLORING, LIVING & LEARNING
Exploring the weekend trip to Toubab Dialaw, a seaside resort that is located about 50 km (or 31 miles) southeast of Dakar. The latest cultural excursion that was carried not long ago; is an integral and important section of the program that students greatly appreciate.
We visited Mar Lodj, one of the islands of the unpolluted wonderfully quiet setting of the saloum delta region.
After a delicious lunch with one of Senegalese national dish, we took a pirogue (boat) tour of the mangoves!
The next day we took the horse carts for a tour of the villages within the island of Mar Lodj.
Visiting the church of the village in Mar Lodaj: This part of the country we have christians and muslims living together and no one can tell who is christian or muslim.
The village organized a traditional wrestling competition from the ethnic group of the area to show us an aspect of the Senegalese culture.
The big baobab tree of the village full of history of the ancestors