so, we took the time to head to an island off the coast of Dakar. Ile de Ngor.
to get to the island you pay approximately $1 and take a pirogue (boat) across.
the island was clean (a welcome sight indeed!) and had beautiful architecture and flora. we meandered all through the island and admired the sites and scenery.
the island was also spotted with random art/graffiti. even the concrete benches were beautiful.
Ile de Ngor is home to the infamous surf breaks, Ngor right and Ngor left, from Endless Summer.
somebody's pet pelican, true story
and this was the view of the mainland from the island. you can even make out the $27 million bronze statue in the background. quite a worthwhile investment by the current president....ya know...given the 40% unemployment rate and all.