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Africa » Senegal » Fatick Region » Foundiougne September 17th 2006

The Ginger Starts to Wilt I knew that it was going to be humid. I knew that it was going to be very hot. And I knew that there would be mosquitoes - lots of them. But I really hadn't quite prepared myself for Foundiougne in the rainy season. I remember sitting in the solarcentury office in London back in July as the temperature hit 34.9°C and everyone wilted. I remember trying not to complain, knowing only too well that it was just a gentle introduction to what I’d be facing in West Africa. I probably came across a little smug as my face betrayed thoughts of the adventures that lay ahead for me. Well, to all on the first and second floors of solarcentury in London, I apologise. Foundiougne is my atonement ! It's barely ... read more
The last ferry of the day
Another Storm Brewing

Africa » Senegal » Fatick Region » Foundiougne January 20th 2003

We visited Foundiougne Senegal to see our son, Aaron, a volunteer in the Peace Corps. This was our first trip to West Africa and what an experience! We stayed in the Billboa campamount and had a private bath with a shower. The beds were hard but we slept well. The food they provided was great. It is truly amazing what they can do with such little resources. We took trips to Kaolack, the only ATM in the area and this is a cash society. We also took a piroque trip down the Foundgioune river to where it empties into the Atlantic. The mouth of the river is approximately 3 to 4 miles wide and reminded us of the Columbia River. This was a very memorable trip, especially when we think back about the lack of safety ... read more
African Sunset
Greeting the Ferry

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