La Corniche Ouest

A popular spot in Dakar is La Corniche Ouest. I really love walking, so
I have walked on la corniche many, many times. First of all, la Corniche is super long. You could walk from just after the Monument of African Renaissance to Soumbedioune or even further. Once, I walked from Almadies to Sea Plaza. The weather was amazing!! I remember always driving on the corniche and finding it so beautiful, and I have always wanted to take beautiful pictures along the ocean. If I would tell Senegalese people I walked along the Corniche, they would think I’m crazy. Senegalese people don’t like walking lol. Let’s get into Dakar’s not so hidden gem! 🙂

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île de Gorée

I had the opportunity to visit Ă®le de GorĂ©e or GorĂ©e island again. The last time I was there was actually November 2017, so it was nice to be back. Believe it or not, but I haven’t actually spent much time by the sea or in the swimming pool. Therefore, I decided to team up with Fadieye and visit Ă®le de GorĂ©e. In my other blogpost about GorĂ©e Island, I share a lot of pictures with less context. Today, it will be different! Let’s get into this beautiful, historic island 🙂

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îles de la Madeleine

For the first time, I went to Ă®les de la Madeleine. I have always seen the beautiful pictures, but I have never actually visited. When Fadieye invited me to join her to the islands, I did not hesitate! It was actually after #ELITE2018 that we decided to go to Ă®les de la Madeleine to relax. We did not stay all day, but we definitely made it worth our while. Today, it will be different! Let’s get into this beautiful, historic island 🙂 (more…)

Black n’Curly: Natural Hair event in Dakar

For the first time, I went to a natural hair event orgainized by Black n’Curly in Senegal! How exciting?! As many of you know, I am natural. Also, I find it important that black women get more educated about their hair. Furthermore, naturals should also contribute to the representation of black women and girls. Also, children should not suffer due to ignorance, in terms of perms, no edges and forever having a tiny ponytail lol. All in all, I definitely wanted to see how many naturals would come, and exchange with them. Just to let them know that I’m here too! Let’s get into this Black n’Curly hair event! (more…)

Expo: T’Ă©tais habillĂ©e comment?

Earlier, I went to see T’Ă©tais habillĂ©e comment hosted by the Henriette Bathily women’s museum at Place de Souvenir in Dakar. It literally means “what were you wearing“. This pertains to the all-familiar question that people that deal with sexual assault get asked. As if the lack of clothing decides on whether or not you deserved to be assaulted or raped. T’Ă©tais habillĂ©e comment is one you have to walk through yourself and let me tell you, it is a tough one. All in all, was very confrontational and probably full of triggers depending on your experience. Let’s go through some of the victims outfits. TW: this post contains mentions of sexual assault and rape.

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Why black pete is racist

Today, I want to talk about racism in the Netherlands. More specifically: why black pete is racist. I will address a discussion that has been going on for ages in the Netherlands. I have voiced my opinion before, but only on Facebook about this matter, but never really on my blog. Today, however, I want to take my time and dive into this issue. The topic is way more complex and yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, there is a distinction between being blatantly racist, ignorant and voicing a well-thought opinion. Anyway, let’s get into a healthy discussion!

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LuLu Home Interior & Café

    A while ago, I shared with you Lyvv Cosmetics’ launch at Lulu Home Interior & CafĂ©. Before the launch, I met up with my good friend Audrey and she lunched and we took pictures at Lulu. Lulu Home Interior & CafĂ© is quite a unique and contemporary place. If you have done any Google searches on great spots to eat in Dakar, it must have come up. Not only is Lulu known for their food, but also the home interior items that they offer.  Let’s get to this interesting place with cute interior items, shall we?!

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Fastfood at Miam’s

Last time, I took you out lunching at Resaurant Le Ngor. Today, however, we are eating FASTFOOD again! Haha, this time we will be eating at Miam’s Restaurant located at LibertĂ© II. This is the first time I went eating at Miam’s. I went here with Youma to get some dinner. We were actually roaming around in her neighborhood when we spotted the restaurant. We decided to take a look and eventually ended up eating some fastfood there. Let’s get into Miam’s! (more…)