Travel Blogs from Ouagadougou
... of rock were laid down which are now exposed. We’ve spent the last couple of days taking guides out to visit various villages. We trekked up to an old village built into the side of a cliff. It was used by local tribes during tribal wars to protect themselves and also as a lookout point for approaching enemy. We were told they were inhabited until just 33 years ago and there are still people in the villages below who ...
... After a few people we turned around. Double checking our guide books, we read that the airport was in walking distance of the city center. It was a couple of hours late when we picked up Anthon outside the arrival hall.
A short drive into the northern parts of the city we set up camp in the garden of the hotel Le Pavilion Vert after a short conversation with the owner. With the entry into Burkina, we had arrived in the francophone region, which stretches the rest of ...
... whichever way you went, it was not a big deal.
After a while, however, I decided I preferred sitting in front of the hotel, at a chair next to my friend, the hotel guard. He was a guy who seemed to always be there, apparently doing nothing apart from watching over the entrance gate to the hotel. He had a desk on a small platform outside, right by the entrance, where he would sometimes sit. Of course, he spoke no English. But his friendly handshake and mandatory „comment ša ...
... was about to settle the bill, I pulled out my ace in the hole.
„Last time I stayed here for three nights,“ I said. They kind of nodded, neither sure whether it was true nor where I was aiming at. And I marched on:
„But you charged me only for two nights.“
They just looked at me. Now I was not entirely sure whether they didn’t quite understand me or they just couldn’t believe what they were hearing. So I repeated:
Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a lovely time in the snow, and with your turkeys and wine etc.
We had no turkey or any sign of christmas dinner....do you feel sorry for us, naw didn't think so! We had a very, very hot christmas which didn't feel very christmassy until the friendly girl down the road selling water on the roadside invited us to go to her church....the church was heaving with tonnes of people all in their ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service