Friday, November 19, 2010

Tabaski (non)Traffic

Normally, Dakar's traffic is horrendous.  
Bumper to bumper, no hope in sight, crazy dodging animals, 
swerve around broken taxis, driving up curbs,
say a prayer that the men crossing the street aren't in some real life game of Frogger.

Then Tabaski happens.  And Dakar becomes a ghost town. Take a look:

 Plateau : Rue Jules Ferry

 La Corniche, near Université Cheikh Anta Diop

 Leaving Les Alamedies

 Lighthouse Road, Marmelles

 Ouakem Road

La Corniche

What is Tabaski?
 (AKA Eid al-Adha AKA Greater Eid AKA Feast of Sacrifice)

Insight into Senegalese culture (worth the read):   
In Senegal, a Sheep is a Man's Best Friend

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