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#Daydream: Lake Retba, Senegal

September 17, 2015

We know how it is. You’re stuck at your desk and the day seems to be going on forever. Your mind starts to wander — at first to “anywhere but here,” but then to exotic, faraway lands where your everyday problems and stress melt in the presence of true paradise. You want to go to there, and we want to go with you. Every day at 3 p.m. Eastern, we’ll send you a picture of the place we at Yahoo Travel are daydreaming about so we can all take that mental vacation together. Let’s go to…  (Photo: Nelson Silva/Flickr)


.. Lake Retba in Senegal. No, it’s not the site of a massive spill from a Pepto-Bismol tanker; this is Lake Retba’s real color. The distinct pink color results from the lake’s crazy-high salt content and the micro-algae that feeds off the salt. The sun reflecting off the algae turns the lake a nice shade of pink. Not exactly the place to daydream about fishing — the algae may love that high salt content but fish certainly don’t  —but it’s still a trippy sight.