Hotel Cap Ouest
Travel Blogs from Dakar
... December Awoke with a bad reaction to my Larium (anti-malaria drug) plus alcohol. Lay in bed into the afternoon - 'til the tent stopped spinning! Went for a late lunch with Amanda & Gillian at Chez Eric. ...
... get dragged back in by security because I hadn’t put my bags through a scanner. Then I wanted to change money, a guy wanted me to sit in a café and 'discuss’ changing money, the bank was right next to said café! So I ignored random guy and went to the bank. Then I needed a taxi. I asked a guy about that, he wouldn’t give me a price so I ignored him! I found another random guy who spoke decent enough English and agreed a decent price to get me to my ...
... a rice, vegetable and fish dish for only 500 CFA
(£0.70). The kind lady who had cooked it offered me a second plate
for free "un cadeau". This was one of so many kind acts I
have experienced. In gratitude, I washed my plate and spoon in the
By just a little looking you can usually avoid being ripped off. I have to say if
people are prepared to pay crazy prices, others will charge crazy
Dakar is a buzzing, colourful and vibrant place of crowded streets where bright and battered car rapides, aging buses, taxis, animals, stall holders, cart drivers, and old women with impossible loads balanced on their heads compete with the hustlers for space and noise. And the hustlers compete with the hustlers, and the hustlers hustle the hustlers and its seems that everyone has hustling in mind in this great ants nest of civilisation.
Prevailing over ...
... thud sound of the rubber stamp preceding that.
The Senegalese seemed to have a liking for highly decorated items, and all buses covered in painted patterns and decorations hanging all around. The trucks were slightly less elaborately decorated, but still, a significant effort were put into them.
The sun was still up when we continued on from Dakar, heading for the city of St Louis up by the northern ...