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... of performers called Zogona that performed little sketches and various songs, including 'we are the world' in French. Later we had Joey le Sodat who can be categorized as a more heavy rapper, and lastly we had 4 slam artists who performed poetic songs for valentine's day. Next to the concerts at the Foyer, there was a festival going on in the neighborhood called Rendez-Vous Chez Nous (RVCN). On a Saturday morning Alice, the daughter of Denis, ran into the living room to come ...
... later we were on our way.
At first things looked ok, but without any margin to speak of. Then the road works started. With almost 3 hours left and just 150 kilometers to go. Everything should have been ok. But when most of that distance was under road work, we soon lost all hope of arriving in time. Reaching Ouaga, as the locals call it, we set of toward the airport. The map showed it some way outside the capital, but very soon people started to point us back the way ...
... felt like just taking it easy. So I had all the reasons to stay put.
Back in the hotel, I just got my book and the diary out of the room, and at first sat in the hotel lobby to read. Now that I took a seat and wasn’t just whizzing through, I noticed a few pictures hanging on the wall as a decoration, depicting Jesus and Virgin Mary. It was clear where the owner’s religious affiliations lay. But Burkina Faso seemed to be a tolerant country when it came to religious ...
... if she had returned from Ghana. She had, in fact. And she was rather surprised to hear that I had arrived in Ouaga that early. But she informed me that she would not be able to meet me before evening. I wondered if she might be willing to join me on my excursion to Gorom-Gorom tomorrow, but she said she could not go.
An hour or two later, when I had unpacked and fully settled in my room, I felt it was time to have a lunch somewhere. „Lonely Planet“ ...
... 14 day pass instead of a month so we will have to attempt to apply for an extension when we get to Accra.
In general Burkina Faso was simply a transit country and nothing about it was particularly interesting. People reported that the museums were less than mediocre and the national park was a travesty. The people were friendly but that was about the only appeal of the ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility