Hotel le Trarza
Travel Blogs from Dakar Region
... walked back with a small
stroll around the local shops, boy does it smell! It is not quite as
bad as central Dakar, but the traffic fumes still are bad enough to
make the whole smoggy. Although the camp is not up to much it is by
the sea which keeps the air a bit clearer. As you can tell nothing
really exciting yet just pay and wait and wait.
Heavy rain last night for the first
time and it is still ...
... tourist area although
1200 people still live on the island. No new buildings can be built
and there are a few American, British and French people who have
bought a villa there and done it up. It is only a few since the
villa's cost about $1million each. We then returned to the camp, it
made a nice relaxing day for a change as it seems we have been
spending a lot of time getting hassle from police and customs
... to be pulled up and checked out for a couple of reasons. When they see Kim in the "driving seat" they immediately want to check out why a white woman is driving a 17 tonne truck through their neck of the woods. It sometimes takes quite an effort to make them realize the steering wheel is on the right hand side. On this particular day it meant Drew had to take his seatbelt off to lean across and point out the fact that he was the driver. The copper ...
... L-O-V-E. Before I knew it, all my newfound friends were through security and heading home.
I was left with drunk uncle ZuZu and grandpa Muhammed. After a confusing 15 minutes outside in the freezing cold since our driver left us in the parking lot (I was in PJs still because I didn't intend on going all the way to the airport), we got in another bus and went back. ZuZu got in some kind of disagreement with the driver, and after much deliberation, got dropped off around the ...
... will take 48hrs but after a pulling out maps and dramatising the trip he agrees to an express visa... For an express visa it is 110 000CFA which has to be paid cash to him. Unfortunately the cashier is Ill today so poor him will just have to do the admin himself! Cash handed over we're on our way. We had lunch at the French institute, a very civilised chilled restaurant in the heart if downtown Dakar. Still so hot 39degrees today. Directions to the ...