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Breakfast is included in the ticket price too, with the meal served at just about the right time for seeing the ferry dock at the picturesque resort of Ile de Carabane, en route to Ziguinchor.
The aroma of grilled fish and sizzling peppers drifts through the air.
Elegant women in elaborate headscarves meander between shops, taking advantage of Saturday’s slower pace.
You will make a good impression when first meeting people from Senegal if you ask them questions and show that you are interested in their country and culture.
In general, avoid subjects that are related to religion and sex.