Mbour, lots of couleur locale ...
Mbour, 80 km south of Dakar, is an important city in Senegal. Mbour has about 160.000 inhabitants and the city developed at the end of the 19th century.
Today Mbour is a very active fishing harbour. Very colorful and attractive for the western tourist although for the Senegalese people life is often very difficult.
Lots of children cannot attend school because either their parents don't have the necessary money or they live too far from the city.
The fishing harbour in Mbour. Early in the morning the fishermen sail in with their pirogues and drop their catch of the day (of the night in fact) on the beach. Pick out the fish you would like to have for lunch or dinner!
If you want to buy or sell a sheep or a goat, this is the place to be.