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Exploring Senegal

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Exploring Senegal

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My film project is an exploration of Senegalese Culture, Religion, & Natural life. I complied my research from our summer's learning including our class excursions, independent outings, and class material.

How does history, religion, and the natural geography of Senegal influence its culture?

Senegal's Precolonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial history have greatly shaped its modern culture. Along with its natural geography and religious influences, Senegal has a vibrant and rich culture that heavily interacts with its natural world.

I begin my exploration by introducing Senegal today and it's Colonial and Post-colonial history. I discuss the influences of France on modern day Senegal and briefly talk about the transatlantic slave trade that we learned about during our visit to Goree Island.

Following Senegal's history, an introduction of Senegalese culture begins. I share my experiences with the food and social traditions in Senegal, including the delicious tradition of drinking Ataya tea. This transitions into a discussion on the predominant religions in Senegal. I begin with a culmination of visits to local mosques and The Great Mosque of Touba, including mentions of Amadou Bamba's significance to the Mouridie brotherhood. This takes my exploration into the experience of visiting a Quranic school in Dakar and the role of Quranic Education in Senegalese tradition.

Following the visit to the Quranic School, a presentation of our trip to the Monastery introduces viewers to the practice of Christianity in Senegal. I discuss the history of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monastery and talk about how it sustains itself through cultivating its own fruits, instruments, and raising livestock.

I then follow the Monastery visit by our cultural experience in Kaolack. I talk about the lunch we had and the short after party experience we shared with the women outside the home.

This leads my exploration to our visit to Toubacouta, where a bit of nature and more Senegalese culture is further explored. I shared experiences on the tradition of drumming and dance in Senegal, followed by the importance of wrestling to many Senegalese people. This leads into our safari where Senegal's natural life and beauty is observed. After introducing some of the animals we saw on our excursion, I briefly talk about the value of animals, and the continuation of camel riding that still exists in this country.

Finally I close my video project with scenic clips of many of the beautiful beaches and breathtaking Senegalese coasts we visited, revealing the last bits of my experience with Senegal's natural beauty.

As is evident by all the video clips and photos, my main sources of research are the excursions where I was able to gather most of my data. Other sources included my class lecture notes and referencing readings we were assigned throughout the semester.

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Dakar, Senegal travel vlog| exploring senegal; food, goree island, etc.,

I recently went to Dakar, Senegal for a few days. It's one of the most beautiful countries in Africa for sure. There is so much to do. Follow me around in this vlog as I share my experience.
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This Lake is pink?! // Dakar // Senegal

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Explore West Africa of Dakar, visit to the Goree Island (House of Slaves), Lake Retba (Pink Lake) & African Renaissance Monument .


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SENEGAL VLOG # 1: EXPLORING DAKAR, SEA PLAZA, & RADISSON BLU

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Exploring the Plateau of Dakar, Senegal

Day 4 has me finally shaking free of my jet lag and heading into the downtown district called The Plateau here in Dakar. My walking tour has me buying some horrible knock-off sunglasses, eating at the famous local fast food joint Ali-Baba's and visiting the local sights such as the Cathedral.

Tomorrow I head out of town for a couple days to explore an island famous for it's European history dating as far back as the 1400s and for the slave trade.

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Senegal is a journey of enjoyment situated on the west shoreline of the mainland of Africa. Ranging from the fringes of the Guinean woods to the bottom of the Sahara, and lots of fascinating destinations in between.
Here are the Top 10 places to visit in Senegal :
Pink Lake, Goree Island, Dakar, Casamance, Saloum Delta National Park, Ziguinchor, Lompoul Desert, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Niokolo Koba National Park, Saint Louis.

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We grabbed our gopro and hit the streets of downtown Dakar. This video is raw and all filmed on our small inconspicuous gopro, which is a little out of the ordinary for us, but we were able to capture much more real moments this way! We hope you enjoy our video of American's first impressions of Dakar, Senegal.

We had no idea what to expect, but we loved everything about the craziness and madness of downtown Dakar. It's unlike anything we've experienced so far, and although we would probably recommend going with a tour company if you're only in Dakar for a short period of time, if you are adventurous, we think walking the streets of downtown Dakar is the best way to experience the authentic side of Senegal.

Thank you for watching and we hope we encouraged you to head to West Africa some day soon!

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All of the stress of getting the visa and acting as a business consultant is behind me now, and I have REALLY ENJOYED exploring the capital and biggest city of Tripoli. This city really caught me by surprise!

My intention from making this video is to give you a glimpse of the local life, and tell you what it's like to visit Libya as a tourist from my perspective.

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Daily life in West Africa

Are you intending to move to West Africa? To help you with your packing, this programme takes a look at the western part of the African continent, which extends from the Gulf of Guinea in the East to the Senegal River in the North-West. We’ve met some French people and experts who live there, in the Ivory Coast, Senegal or Cameroon, and they answer your questions about daily life. Let’s begin with the visa issue, which is still a thorny problem:

Visas are a problem for us, because they’re always very difficult and time-consuming to obtain. Some countries use biometric visas, which is fine in itself, but it means we have to look after our visas ourselves. It’s quite time-consuming and very difficult. For example, when you’re doing an African tour, you go to the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon: and you have to have the visas every time. There have been some improvements in some cases. Gabon, for example, now allows visas to be issued at the airport, but you still have to have carried out the formalities beforehand. So, it’s still a problem. The only African country that doesn’t bother with visas – because of its tourism – is Madagascar. Nowadays you can go to Madagascar for six months on a business trip and no one will ask you whether you’re a tourist or whatever.

Every country is free to set its own rules. However, some of the West African countries are more flexible, today, such as Senegal. You need to find out exactly what’s needed before you set off. While security is still a key factor in the decision as to where you set up business, listen to these on-the-spot testimonies, which show what’s true and what’s false.

Senegal has enjoyed political, social and economic stability for a very long time. We’ve never had that sort of problem. Security has never been a problem. We’ve had things happening in the southern part of the country, in Casamance, but that’s tended to die out in the last few years. Even Dakar is very secure. In Dakar, there are police officers and gendarmes securing all the exits. Security is there for the population.

On the website diplomatie.gouv.fr, you’ll be advised to stay on your guard as there’s still a terrorist threat in the West Africa region. However, crime in Senegal is still at a relatively low level. But what are things like in Cameroon?

There’s a security crisis in the north of the country linked to incursions by Boko Haram and proximity to Nigeria and, there, you need to take a lot of precautions. But security in Douala and Yaoundé is the same as in the big cities. However, one area in which you need to take great care is road safety. The Douala-Yaoundé road, which is undergoing repairs, is extremely dangerous. Some people used to call it the Road of Death. So, you need to take great care, but I’d say that the same applies everywhere. There are no other precautions to take when you arrive in a large city apart from that. Douala is a large port, and ports have always had security problems, places where you shouldn’t go, places where you can go as long as you take care, places where you shouldn’t go alone. But the people who live there know all that by heart.

In the Ivory Coast, crime and offences are still at a reasonable level compared to other major capitals. However, you should still be careful about using credit cards as networks have sprung up in the Ivory Coast that specialise in bank card fraud. If you take these few precautions, you can relax and enjoy West Africa’s many attractions:

In terms of quality of life and although I haven’t lived in Africa myself, the feedback that we’ve had from our customers suggests that it’s difficult to come back to France as expatriate life is often considered to be very pleasant in the African countries in terms of living area, domestic staff and, often, climate. The experience is also very different depending on whether you’re in a large city, where’s there are more people and perhaps cultural activity that some people may miss, or whether you’re away from the cities, in which case you’re more into exploring local life and provincial or village life, which is very different.

Each capital has its attractions. This is what Thomas Chalumeau thinks of Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s economic capital:

If I had to summarise the attractions of Abidjan, I’d say first of all its population, which is extremely friendly, young and dynamic. Then there’s the density of its economic fabric, as it’s a very busy port. The city also has a lot of new projects going on – road and hospital infrastructures – and is full of ideas for the future in every sector of the economy: building, new services, digital activities and so on.

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Today, we explored Goree Island, a 25 minute ferry ride from Dakar downtown. We explain how to get to the Island from downtown, and in fact the Goree Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most touristed places in all of Senegal.

This is the last video in our Senegal Vlog series and we hope you've enjoyed. We can't wait to get back to Senegal someday soon and spend more time in this incredible country.

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HELLO FROM LAGOS, NIGERIA -- COUNTRY #175!! ???????? I truly had a lot of fun making this video inside Africa's craziest and most populated city. Did you know that over 20 million people are living in Lagos?! It is hands down one of the most hectic, chaotic and vibrant places I've ever been with a LOT of stories to tell. I'm overwhelmed.

My local friend and YouTuber named Tayo (his channel linked below) has been taking me all around his bustling city and we've had an absolute blast together. Surprisingly, this was one of the hardest videos I've ever made because it's REALLY challenging to shoot content on these streets. People don't like being on the camera here and they make a huge commotion in the streets and ask for money (etc) whenever they see it from a distance.

In any regard, I hope you enjoy this episode of my $10 series and get a glimpse into local Nigerian culture. More to come tomorrow!

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