Goree Island: Bright colours and dark past

The moment you set foot on Goree Island, you get a sense of peace. It feels worlds away from busy Dakar, but it rests only three kilometres off its coast. As you start walking down its narrow streets, you realise how vivid it is, with hundreds of artists showing their handcrafted work on its small alleyways. The atmosphere is vibrant and colourful, the island is full of life…  But beneath its picturesque facade, the island hides a […]

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The real life of Siem Reap

Atia will soon turn 30. He owns a tuk-tuk and works long days carrying tourists around in Siem Reap, a major tourist hub close to the world famous temples of Angkor. He lives alone in the city and gets up very early in the morning to bring customers to watch the sunrise over the ruins of the main temple, and from there he drives them from highlight to highlight. He is bored. He has seen […]

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