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... and sacrifice, colonial oppression, the nobility of traditional life. But dominating all of this is the relentless, pointless cruelty.
This is a more ambitious book than Through Black Spruce, and a more important story, well researched and with all the elements of a great tale. But novelistically The Orenda is a step backward. I would have preferred the same account told as non-fiction, or as fiction with better editing, at half the length.
... tribe). Oh, and did I mention that the temperatures have gone from almost freezing to the high 30's??? (Be careful what you wish for...) - they are at the start of their hot season. Of course, I love heat, so I'm loving every moment!
BF is definitely living up to every picture I had of what the real Africa is like. It is a very rural country, in every sense - filled with countless women with babies strapped on their backs (they certainly don't have ...
Forget about big ticket attractions in Burkina Faso. It has few iconic calling cards, so why does it win the hearts of travellers, the answer: the people. The burkinabe (people from Burkina Faso) are the country's greatest asset. They are disarmingly charming and easy going. Where you go you will be greeted with a memoriable 'Ca Va'. (Africa Lonely Planet, 2010)
As seasoned travellers, we have often looked to guide books for information, inspiration and often have ...
... spelling) humiliation!
· Upon my return to my Guesthouse, I got involved in a disagreement with a huge Pastor who felt that he couldn’t wait one minute to wash off the blood off my left foot and the sewage slime off my right. I’m glad he was a man of God; he looked like he might smack me one if not! He threatened to "call immigration and tell them that I assaulted him". What a looney!
My bad run continued to Thursday eve; ...
So we are in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (say it out loud - right now, its so pleasing!). The city has the most; rootin', tootin', pollutin' cars I have ever seen and despite the relatively good road system here, there are mini lakes right in the heart of the city. They have Total garages here, although they're not quite what you might find at home!
After spending a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking