Espace Thialy

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

My Six Week Long Argument with Jerry

A travel blog entry by liz_singanong

When objects that play a crucial role in my life act a certain way, I give them names. My laptops name is Rhonda because she does what she wants. My cars name is Willie because he's the reason I have friends at school. And my shower at my hosts’ house shower head is Jerry. Last night, I discovered that Jerry has performance issues.

For the past two nights, it has been a struggle for Jerry to keep the water running for my whole shower. Usually it will trickle ...

Senegal and the Slave Trade

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe


... buy something from Betty; Betty needs to feed her kids” she kept saying, annoyingly referring to herself in the third person all the time. I kept refusing; she was fairly plump and obviously wasn’t starving!

As she followed me around (aaarrgh! Go away!) her demeanour went from cheerful to wheedling to downright belligerent. Even when our guide chased her away she was back again within minutes. I would be listening to the guide and ...

Spanners are not Cest Bon!!

A travel blog entry by mushbird25


... Guns of Navarone was filmed here too. He also took us into a local hut and we were shown how they made sand paintings, it was really clever and I loved the paintings but had already bought some cheaper elsewhere so we left leaving them disappointed.

After a local lunch of Yassa Poisson, which is fried fish, rice and a lemon and onion gravy, we were shown around the slave house. The slaves were kept in separate cells depending on ...

Out of Western Africa and onto Southern Africa

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... help her understand. The next morning, she knocked on our door well before noon and intoned in impeccable English "You have to go now!". Impressed with her rapidly improving English, we quickly packed and went down and asked where we can leave our bags while we went out for lunch. She said that their storage room was full and that we have to take our packs with us. With no sign of any other guests at the hotel and with plenty of visible room in the hallway, we felt that ...

The Story About Dakar and Thanksgiving

A travel blog entry by kellyrose


... as he does every year. Last year the guest list was too large and some people came without bringing a side dish, the Ambassador provides the turkey, beer, and wine and the side dishes are up to the guests, so they ended up running out of food. With that being said this year the number of attendees was limited and I would guess that Peace Corps took up more than 80% of everyone. We were reminded, on several occasions, to act as though, well, we ...


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