You’re On Vacation In this Place? — Up and down Senegal and in and out of The Gambia — Part 3

This article is part of a series. You can read Part 1, where I describe the delights of Dakar and the memorable characters I meet as I explore it, and Part 2, where I get swindled and have a horrible misadventure trying to get in and out of the desert.

It’s 6:30 am and I’m taking what I think is my sixteenth shit since midnight. I am in the throes of full-blown food poisoning and despite the frequent trips to the bathroom, my stomach will not calm down. I am weak and…