6. ST LOUIS
Merijn and I decide to stop in St. Louis for a few days before continuing on the Dakar. The town is beautiful and lush with a crumbling colonial flavor. But the days pass quickly with hot showers, good food, a real bed. We stumble into a Yossou N'Dour concert and visit a famous wildlife reserve where I see nothing but hundreds of dead fish, a cat skeleton and the carcass of a goat.