Hotel Lagon II
Travel Blogs from Dakar
... converts bus into steam cooker, pre-pubescent driver argues with fellow driver and gets punched in face, half of bus get fed up and transfers to alternative bus, driver returns and refuses to go until bus is full, remaining locals leave bus to go and pray at nearby mosque, bus fills up and drives off with luggage of mosque based passengers still worshipping, angry locals chase bus, everyone refuses to travel with driver and new driver is hired to get us to Dakar. Next 8 ...
... fast-foody place (CDG Airport is basically Prada, Prada, Prada, Chanel, Prada.) playing Spoons with plastic forks. The woman behind the counter couldn’t quite work out why I kept asking her for lots of plastic cutlery! The flight to Dakar was also uneventful; sleeping, watching Friends in French and playing chess were on the agenda there. We arrived in Dakar to quite overpowering heat despite the time (9.30pm local time) and we were sweating within minutes! The ...
... of fish. When we wave, I wonder sometimes what people make of us? We hang out of the truck in wonder! Do they look at us the same way?
So from St. Louis, we went south on the N2 through flat landscape similar to that south of Nouakchott (not dunes though).
And then all of a sudden, baobab trees appeared from nowhere. Also, coconut palms seemed to dot the countryside too. This feels more and ...
... by this and puff their joints with scorn. I have never met a more exercise conscious nation. A young man on crutches with one leg doing press ups on his fists. This is a rare sight in London.
In short Dakar is an African city, it's brash, it's glaring; it's noisy, it's often pretty seedy, it's bloody fun. We stayed 5 days. Everyone appears incredibly busy in Dakar; but everyone without exception has a lot to say to you.
It was under a ...
This morning we woke up early and boarded a motor pirogue with our naturalist, Assan, and explored some of the small, mangrove-lined "bolongs" that feed the river. We must have spotted over 20 species of birds, from kingfishers to eagles. We also spotted green vervet monkeys and even a mongoose - a rare site that was even a first for Assan. ...
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