Despite the unexpected situation surrounding my short trip to Senegal as well as the inconvenience of the first night I must confess I fully enjoyed hat I visited. Gorée island was definitely the highlight of the whole trip with the Lac Rose being the surprise I wasn't expecting.
Based on the fact that I no longer have any space left in my rather small household to hang any of the artistic pieces I used to buy whilst travelling abroad I had recently decided not to buy any unless it were things to be worn or handicraft that in some way might be exquisite.
I have broken my promise though, as apart from the piece of African cloth and two special necklaces I ended up buying things mostly because of the street vendors and the empathy that surfaced during our brief conversations. I am not disappointed though, I feel each piece has a story and I'll forever remember them whether I give them to friends or simply keep them.