April 18, 2016
2474 SENEGAL - Saly Portudal
Located on the Petite Côte of Senegal, south of Dakar, on a sandy beach lined with coconut palm trees, Saly Portudal is in nowadays the top tourist destination in all of West Africa. It was originally a Portuguese trading post known as Porto de Ale, which became Portudal, and later Sali Portudal. The resort was created in 1984 on a previously unoccupied tract of land near the former trading post. Saly's economy relies almost entirely on tourism.
About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Senegalese Elegance - The Peulh Woman, about which I wrote here. The second stamp is one of the two of the series SOS Children's Village of Tambacounda, about which I wrote here.
Saly - Wikipedia
Sender: Jiw Chen
Sent from ??? (??? / Senegal), on 23.12.2014
Photo: Am Breger