TRAVEL DIARY: GOREE ISLAND, SENEGAL

6.02.2015



Welcome to Goree Island!  Of course I had to visit the Island while in Senegal. It was actually one of the main reasons why I wanted to visit Senegal as an adult. 

Let me just say that this place is amazing! It's filled with so much history that'll definitely change your life. You can read all about it in books and online, but nothing compares to physically being there to experience it.

Once off the boat from downtown Dakar to the island, we were greeted by tour guides (there's a lot of them). We decided on a nice gentleman named Gaoussou Ouattara and he was very helpful. His father's side is actually from Goree and he knew the history very well. He took us everywhere and gave us so much info...I didn't want to leave. I think I'll want to spend  several days on the island the next time I'm back because I didn't want to leave at the end of the day :-)

Enjoy some of the photos I snapped while there :-)








Meet Fatoumata, jewelry designer in Goree. 


Goree of Castel Memorial site


Meet Babacar Drame, the sand artist. He's apparently the only one in Senegal who can design/make sand bottles. 


Sunset in Goree


Habibi! <3

Sunset in Goree


























...Being tourists