It is an island that is located across Senegal to Dakar, ideal to enjoy a good swim in the warm sea, stroll along the sandy streets and learn a history of a site that was a key point during the slave trade.
This island of Senegal only measures one kilometer long and wide. Dakar is located in front and to reach it you must cross by ferry, locally called chaloupe.
In Goree are beaches, good restaurants where you can eat fresh fish, sandy streets, and houses painted pastel green and blue. It is normal to see kids playing soccer in the streets, goats that are on the loose without any problems and businesses where you can buy masks from a West African oasis. Today it has become an island happy, but so long ago was a key site for the slave trade. When they arrived at the House of Slaves (now a museum) the prisoners lost their name and were identified with a number. The virgins and the strongest men were sent to the plantations of the Americas in boats. The weak and the sick were thrown overboard. And children, without mercy, were exchanged for a necklace or a mirror. (más…)