Dakar is an incredible city that mixes tradition with modernity, Africa with the West, and hectic city life with relaxed beach life! Dakar is changing rapidly with new modern hotels sadly being built along the beautiful clear coastline, but with an unemployment rate last year of almost 50%, an increasing number of tourists could bring improved job opportunities for local people and a better financial status for the country. Poverty aside, the city is exciting and vibrant, even at night - local people dress well in colourful traditional boubous, there is often music and dancing in the streets, people are friendly and welcoming, and over the period I was there, the weather was beautiful. I learnt a lot about regular life in Dakar by living with a family in a residential area called Sacré Coeur 3, a truly unforgettable experience!
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