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JOHN FRUMM/ PHOTOLIBRARY SENEGAL Africa, contemporary culture in Senegal does not replace tradition, it simply blends with it. Shamans are as popular as medical doctors, herbs as common as Western pharmaceuticals and magic potions as useful as shrinks. For any business venture, health issue or emotional problem, the locals often employ traditional remedies. Ironically, the deeply rooted ancestral traditions of Africa are becoming the contemporary, holistic methods for the modern West. DAK'ART If you happen to be visiting during a year in innovative collection of multimedia artworks from Africa and around the globe. If you are visiting at any other time, enjoy the magnifi cent array of art that lines the streets and museums of this eclectic city. PILGRIMAGE Every year, millions of devotees from all over to honour one of the greatest spiritual leaders in Senegalese history, the Sufi saint, Cheikh Amadou Bamba. To educate yourself about Mouride teachings, you can purchase pamphlets of the saint's writings, available at busy traffi c intersections. WRESTLING Two Tysons? Not quite as infamous as his has helped to make African wrestling popular, which traditionally, was a courting ritual and an opportunity to prove your masculinity. Senegalese wrestlers still believe that performing magic prior to the match is as important as athletic strength and ability to win. Known as one of the major spots for salt imports throughout Africa and Europe, The Pink Lake is ten times saltier than the ocean! which this city- wide art festival occurs, check out the Adama and Naomi Doumbia are authors of The Way of the Elders: West African Spirituality & Tradition ? BEST WEATHER Known to have some of the coolest, breeziest weather in all of West Africa, Senegal's average daily temperatures range from 18 º C to 31 º C. ? CAR RAPIDES Unless you are looking for cheap, crowded and dangerous transportation, it is best simply to observe these multi- coloured mini- buses that career along the city streets. ? PEANUTS Peanuts are the most common crop in Senegal and are sold on every village and street corner, as well as cooked in staple dishes and desserts. ? CRIME RATE One of the safest places… West Africa has some of the lowest crime rates in the world; Senegal is the number two spot, right behind Iceland, for the lowest murder rate in the world. ? PAPISTO BOY Welcomed graffi ti… Papisto Boy's famous murals of political and religious fi gures cover the walls of junkyards in Colobane to beach factories in upscale Bel Air. ? LAC ROSE Known as one of the major sources for salt imports throughout Africa and Europe, The Pink Lake is 10 times saltier than the ocean! 115 msafi ri did YOU know? the world make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Touba, American ' wrestling' counterpart, Tyson of Senegal