Postcard: Dakar, Senegal
When many travelers make their first voyage to Africa, they often head to Kenya for safari or Cape Town for a beach escape, completely overlooking the beauty of West Africa. Located on western tip of the continent, Dakar, Senegal is a cultural gem, full of beachside towns, history and friendly locals with French flare. The 2.5 millions residents of Senegal’s capital city speak a mixture of French and Wolof (Senegal’s official language) and while friendly, will prove to be even friendlier if you know a few phrases. Dakar is a mix of bustling city life, beautiful coastlines and delicious fare. If you’re not careful, you may find yourself never wanting to leave this eclectic city that never sleeps. This postcard takes you through the city of Dakar, with stops through powerful monuments, busy streets, calming waters and picturesque rural towns.