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Saturday, September 26, 1998
Foundiougne, Senegal
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Foundiougne, Senegal:
Latitude: 14° 7' 44" North
Longitude: 16° 28' 6" West
Altitude: 5 feet
From Seattle: 6760 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Campement Le Baobab

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Today's Travel:
Country: Senegal
Region: Saloum Delta
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Rain / Partial Sun

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Saloum Delta scene Foundiougne, Senegal

Black bird Foundiougne, Senegal

Woman in shade Foundiougne, Senegal

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 534
Linear Dist: 126203
Countries Visited: 36
Regions Visited: 152
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Hotels: 141
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 42
Hostels: 141
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1954
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Journal Entry:
Decided to waste a day here since I don't need to be in Banjul until Sunday night (I can't start working on my Mali visa until Monday). Not a lot to do here. The beaches are less than inviting (kind of smelly and scummy). There's no shopping, and the village isn't nearly as scenic as Djifere. I spent part of the day wandering through the village, some concrete buildings, but most are still grass and reed huts. There is quite a lot of bird life and some very large lizards (I'm told they reach up to two meters in length, but the longest one I saw was about 18 inches). The villagers are very friendly and often tried to talk to me (usually in Wolof). I spent some time watching the pirogue traffic up and down the river. The rest of the day was spent reorganizing my pack, catching up on my journal (as of now I am 100 percent caught up, even finished the bits from early July), and I started Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Had diner with Eric at the hotel again (chicken - absolutely delicious), learned a new card game - Twist, and finished off the night playing cards with Eric, and two friends of Fredrick's (Ankh wasn't feeling well so her and Fredrick were excused). Since I'm not sure what the transportation options will be on a Sunday I'm going to start early to give my self the best possible odds of making it to Banjul tomorrow.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Senegal
CIA World Fact Book: Senegal

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