Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Gorée Island

Gorée Island.

Far off in the harbor of Dakar, Senegal's capital city, lies "Île de Gorée" (as known in French), or "Gorée Island", a blissful oasis set on the island of the country's best in abundant beaches, prosperous culture and rich history.

The island's chronicled past was once a port hub to the colonial, Atlantic slave trade that took place during the 17th century. Roaming the island's narrow streets and visiting the infamous "House of Slaves" (which has archived visits from multiple world leaders, respectively), one incurs an impactful experience of the strong, and often painful, history the island once obtained and, now, celebrates the powerful emancipation and breakthrough belonging to the people of Senegal. The island itself boasts an alluring charm that attracts hundreds of tourists to it everyday. This melody of charm consists of vibrant-colored, historical buildings, comforting beaches, decadent restaurants and numerous cultural destinations. 

A trip to Dakar is not complete without a visit to Gorée Island, check out shots of the sublime island below!

"House of Slaves"

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