Village artisanal de Soumbedioune

Today, I want to take you with me to the Village Artisanal de Soumbedioune here in Dakar. I personally think that le village artisanal of Soumbedioune is one of Dakar’s hidden gems. One of the last times I went there was with Youma, in order to photograph some items for her webshop! Today, I want to tell you more about the different products you can find and also the different types of Artisans that work at the village. Let’s get into an artisanal mood!

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Place du Souvenir

I have already taken you along la Corniche Ouest de Dakar and the Monument of African Renaissance. Today, I want to take you with me to the Place du Souvenir Africain et de la diaspora here in Dakar. As you may remember, this is also where Black Panther was being displayed. Place du Souvenir is on the Corniche ouest, just next to Sea Plaza. Other than that, there are many things you can do at Place du Souvenir and also many things you can see. Today, I want to share with you some of the things I have done here during my stay in Senegal. Let’s get into it!

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Monument de la renaissance africaine

The other day, I talked to you about la Corniche Ouest de Dakar. Today, I want to talk to you about le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, also known as the Monument of African Renaissance. The first time I visited this monument was in 2010. It was also the first time in 12 years that I had visited Senegal. I remember visiting the monument with my mom and sisters. We all loved it. I also remember visiting it in 2013 with my parents and two younger siblings. This time, we went inside and saw the museum which comprises of art and the story of historic people of African descent. Since I’m sharing some things you can do along la Corniche Ouest in the next couple of days, I wanted to include the Monument. Let’s get into some African Renaissance!

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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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