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Travel Blogs from Dakar
16th December Drove to just outside Dakar, the capital. The surf boomed into the bay. The campsite has a 'tame' rescued pelican with a broken wing. Camped.
17th December We got visas for Sierra Leone. ...
... of the excitement so far came from the airport. I’m sure our French pilot was drunk on vino because he smashed the plane into the tarmac at Dakar crashing his way to the top of my list of worst ever landings! Now the airport was always going to be chaotic and it didn’t disappoint. People trying to lead me to my bag which was apparently some other place when I could quite clearly see it coming round on the carousel I was waiting at. I escaped the airport ...
... lots of beautifully
coloured birds. Red breasted ones, yellow ones and even some small
iridescent ones! They are so unusual and beautiful.
I spent the morning on the beach enjoying the sea and the views although the sun was not out
At lunch time, I went for a wander and avoided the rip off shops right next to the hotel.
Walking down to the double roundabout, I quickly found an outdoor
eatery where ...
This was the feast of Tabaski, a holiday where a lamb is sacrificed. We bought two, kept them in the garden for two days and then we barbequed them. They were very good. It was stressful to be back in the capital, especially after a very tiring trip on the caravan organized by the students. We dont sleep much at nights, i almost feel like a teen-ager here. But we had a good time with another friend from Austria who came to check out Dakar.
... turned up. At this point Anthon and I left for the Mauritanian embassy to get our visas in order for our continued journey. Grabbing a taxi there, getting them pre-approved and taking a stroll around town, we had time over for a drinks before the brothers turned up with the papers from customs. When the second manager had come in, it strangely enough took less than 5 seconds for the completed papers to appear, without ...