Espace Thialy

BP 29435, Dakar, Senegal | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Dakar

On the road through West Africa -Senegal to Guinea

A travel blog entry by antandrel


... During our first meeting with the group truck jobs were assigned, I became Truck Sweeper and Ant the Table Seteruperer, cook groups were also formed, who would know how difficult it can be to cook with a group of strong minded people, with vastly different ideas!!

After meeting the group we spent another couple of days in Dakar sorting out visas and the like, before heading off on our journey across West Africa.

From Dakar we headed toward ...

West African Dakari - On the rocks with a twist

A travel blog entry by joseph.heskin


... great people; Chris is off to Tanzania and then Kenya where he is working on renewable energy projects but he reckons he'll settle in Senegal in June for a year or so, the girls (3 Danish, 1 German) are all working in Bissau on medical research and we're going to visit them in Bissau in a week or so. So back to The Gambia for a few days. Apologies about this tome of a post. And a massive thanks to Sandra Marchal for the tips on Dakar living, especially the food based ones! Au ...

Westernmost Point Of Africa

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... Calls for caution are not mis-placed when you are walking around Dakar. One evening as we were leaving for dinner, the security guard at the hotel was concerned that we had our little backpacks draped on our backs. If you absolutely need to take it, at least wear it over your front he insisted. Less worrying but more annoying are street traders and hustlers who call out to you, walk with you and try to engage you in a conversation. Some have something to ...

Bienvenue au Dakar!

A travel blog entry by helpingsenegal


... sleeping on somebody’s roof on a mattress, his clothes line strung up next to him.

On Saturday we were told by Mr T that he would pick us up at 9am. He arrived at 9.50 – many of you will agree the Senegalese timing suits me! ;) We went to his house where there seem to be loads of women and children sitting around, cooking, watching television (dubbed National Geographic or dubbed Bollywood drama with the worst acting and 10 minute long fight ...

Hustling the hustlers on the streets of Dakar

A travel blog entry by robspackman


... palace faces the sea surrounded by presidential greenery. In the central Place D'Independence men in rags sleep, smoke and idly drink coffee on benches outside the steps of the colonaded Chamber of Commerce.

On a myriad of small beachs around the city's peninsular scores of Seneglese men repeatedly exercise in the strangest ways. Running backwards as slowly as possible, rolling over and over in the sand. At dusk the beaches are thronged. The rasta men ...


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