Today I had a surreal experience, visited Gorée Island in Senegal which is where slaves were kept in inhumane conditions before being transported to the US, Brazil etc they are usually kept here for 3 months clustered in groups of 20 in a tiny room and when then rebelled they were kept in a tiny room where you cannot stand up straight. The picture of me bending was the punishment room and the picture of me by the door is the door of “no return”’ie where the slaves pass to board the ship. Gorée was used because it had no opportunity for escaping as it was surrounded by deep waters. We have been down this ugly path before so we can’t live it again. Thank God for liberty #goreeisland#senegal#freedom#liberty#brokenchains#notoslavery
• At 15 I walked these streets. Immersed in a war torn world, culture, language, and lifestyle. I learned to be a minimalist, survivalist, and most importantly grateful.
It's easy to get caught up in our lives and forget to be grateful for what we have. It's easy to forget that there's a whole world out there who doesn't have the luxuries that we so easily take for granted.
Though some experiences were terrifying, I wouldn't trade a day of wandering through this country for anything.
A special place in my soul will always be dedicated to this country and it's fierce, and beautiful people.•
Il lago rosa è uno dei dieci posti che ho amato di più durante il mio viaggio in Senegal. Gli altri 9? Li trovate ora sul blog nel primo articolo dedicato a questo splendido e indimenticabile viaggio 🇸🇳 #visitezlesenegal#travelph#travelblogger#africa