Travel Blogs from Ouagadougou
... There are 3 types of homes - a figure-8 one where the old women and young children live once the child is weaned from its mother, a square one for the young men, and a round one for the women, which includes a kitchen - although life in this country is mostly lived outdoors, except in the rainy season, so the cooking/meeting areas are outdoors too. The old men sit under a tree and drink the homemade millet beer that's is brewed in every village and pass on ...
... French/English dictionary as a gift so that he could continue to learn our language.
Abdul was so pleased with his new book, and new friends, that he invited some of the group back to his village that night to join the village party. Shaun jumped at the chance to party, Burkina Faso style. The party was awesome. Abdul dressed into his best hip hop outfit, to embrace the cool African hip hop music. At the party it was crazy. Imagine African ladies pulling out the ...
... their hope sparked that I would buy something from them. However, as I was not a collector of basically useless souvenirs, I was not the right person to pin their hopes on. So, unfazed and empty-handed, I left some time later.
It again took us at least two hours, probably even more, to finish the lunch. So when we finally arrived at Na Prisca’s place, it was already well past three o’clock. They received me in as friendly and ...
... luggage from the boot and while Na Prisca was parking her bike, I took one or two pictures of her. And like on a cue, that provoked a righteous interference of several guys who were basically just bumming around and their best diversion was watching what others did. And then, obviously, pushing their noses in other people’s affaires. So they rushed onto the scene in the defence of Na Prisca’s... what? Honour? Integrity? Either way, they angrily ...
... trip who is nearly 70- well worth it.
So the next time any of you think about coming to Burkina- more time in Bobo and less time in Ouaga!
We head for the Mali border tomorrow and then start the trek in Dogon country- so I think communication will be sparse (I hope so anyway).
So I hope you are all well and not to cold- I must go back to the pool now, in the 45° heat!
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility