All posts tagged Senegal



Finally managed to find La Poste today. Had accumulated 17 postcards to send. I wonder how many will make it home.

Box of birds


Saw a chap selling birds. One of the girls from the Global Young Greens said they were for eating. Apparently you kill then, pluck them, then just chuck them in the oven.

President Macky


Today the new President of Senegal, Macky Sall, was inaugurated here in Dakar. I went down to the outside of the presidential palace. It was a roaring sea of happy people. With the heat and noise it got too much so I withdrew to a cafe to watch coverage on a local station. When Macky started waving from the top of his car on the way in the crowd erupted and he noise was deafening. This was not just a celebration of Mackey but of democracy.

Kiwi in Dakar


A guy outside my hotel uses Kiwi shoe polish. He said it is he best. I took this photo while he was fixing and cleaning my shoes.

Kiwi Greens


The New Zealand Greens at the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal. From left to right: Peter Davis (international secretary), Kennedy Graham MP, Metiria Turei MP (NZ Greens Co-leader), and me.

Rooftop Bliss

Taken over G&Ts on the rooftop of an Australian friend of mine, Kelly, who is living in Dakar working for an awesome little NGO.

Meyt and Ken


Metiria and Kennedy at a negotiation meeting of the Asia Pacific region at the Global Greens Congress in Dakar.

Fish Heads


Fish heads are a local speciality. They are also delicious.

Wade gone


This gargantuan billboard for (former) President Wade, overlooked the beach and a main motorway in Dakar. Luckily for (incoming) President Mackey, square centimetres of billboard space does not necessarily translate into votes.



These kids were amazing at foozeball. I played a couple of games against them. First to 10. Out of five games I never scored over three in one game.