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  • Well hello there! Glad you've stumbled upon Wandering Footsteps, the travel journal of a nomadic couple on a slow overland trip around the world. With thirty years of travel experience between us and a round-the-world trip already under the belt of our trusty 1988 Toyota-cum-camper van, this journey is bound to be interesting! Join us in our global wanderings - we've saved an extra seat just for you!

    - Brittany and Bruno

These are photos of “la maison des esclaves” (slave house) at Goree Island. The first picture was taken in one of the cells (this one, for well-behaved slaves, actually had small windows). They are so narrow, and 30 or so slaves would be packed in there like sardines. I can’t imagine the sanitary conditions were […]

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These photos were taken on Saturday, when our class took the ferry to Goree Island. A half hour’s ride off the coast of Dakar, Goree Island served as one of the holding port for West African slaves bound for the US. The first picture is of us approaching Goree, and the second, of us returning […]

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Here is my Senegalese home! The first picture is our living room, which I vegged out in all day yesterday. It’s a lot more comfortable and luxurious than I had expected my home to be. The second picture represents my favorite part of the home – the garden! You can see the gate in the […]

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All of my other friends have been living in basically cockroach-infested homes, but so far I had escaped unscathed. Until last night. He was like 5 inches long and he was hiding in a corner of my room. Of course internally I flipped out, but I tried to stay calm. I went to grab a […]

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As I’ve touched on before, the family dynamics in Senegal are very interesting. The mom is clearly the head of the household here. Some moms are the only source of income for the family, as the father is very often absent in a household (whether it’s because he has another wife and family to take […]

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