Today was quite the long day! We had a very french breakfast consisting of crepes, madelines, and fruits. It was really good! Our new hotel resort is beautiful, the hotel “huts” are creative and they have air conditioning! But that isn’t the best part: just outside the hotel is the most beautiful beach in the world. It’s long and wide, and covered with smooth golden sand. Can you say paradise in Senegal? Most of our afternoons were lazy days with hanging by the beach and sleeping under the huts.

Oh, we also went to the safari today. It was a really nice experience, seeing the animals roam around freely; but the best part was driving in a 4 by 4 vehicle with the wind blowing in your face and the guide talking to you. We saw zebras, monkeys, antelopes, and warthogs. I must say that the zebras was the best part, because I can’t recall a time when I saw them in real life!

Now, let’s talk about the food in Senegal. Over the past 4 days, I had the chance to eat fried fish, mango salad, shrimp in garlic sauce and fries. But my most favorite meal so far is the yassa poulet which is a dish with chicken on rice covered in delicious onion sauce. It has a savory taste and I can’t get enough of it! So far, I have had it twice, and I wouldn’t mind going for a third!

The adventure in Senegal doesn’t seem to stop at this beautiful hotel. We’re headed to a new place tomorrow and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next!

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