Hotel des Almadies
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... life and how a lot of transactions are done here.
7. African beaches, or at least the ones here, are gorgeous.
8. They do iron their underwear.
9. It's to kill larvae that can come from the laundry.
10. You know what's not easy? Living without water for a little over a day.
11. I value running water more than I value AC and power.
12. Senegalese don't use trashcans.
13. I really do ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... eyes came to the aid as he managed to find a tiny sign to the hotel across the expressway.
One strictly does not need to speak the local language when checking into a hotel in person. You show up with your luggage and expect to be given a room rate and then you pay up and they give you a key. The young woman behind the desk seemed to be unaware of this simple procedure. Our broken French/intact English and her French did not meet halfway. Someone else had to step ...
... so, for the sake of truly deep cleaning the house, everything had to go. We threw down some sheets in the front lawn dumped the clothes on in no particular order and got rid of everything; the locals were having a heyday. There were high school boys playing dress up in the girls’ cloths and little kids running and jumping in the piles, it was a lot of fun to watch.
Thanksgiving was hosted at the American ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking