Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Before we leave Africa for another continent, I'd like to take you on a stroll to the west African coast, to Ziguinchor, a fisherman's village in Senegal along the Casamance River. This was my final stop before sailing across the Atlantic. As I wouldn't want to be seen with a camera, never the best way to meet people, I took very few photographs and illustrated my travel book with watercolors instead. I had a gold coin around my neck in case I found something truly beautiful to exchange for instead of bank notes which I got robbed of anyway while painting on the market. Properly stripped, I sailed to South America and landed there as pennyless as a newborn.