Hotel Le Silmande Ougadougou
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... 21 white people in it. People are keen to show us their villages and curio but don’t push us too much to buy. The third difference is the heat. It has gone from crazy humidity to extremely dry. One day someone recorded the temperature at 44 ⁰C, luckily it was a day when we were camped out at a fancy hotel with a pool….guess where I spent the whole day! We’ve all suddenly stocked up on moisturiser as our skin ...
'Je ne parle pas un beaucoup de Franšais'. I’ve probably said that sentence way too often the past week. I have to admit the first week in Burkina Faso was not the easiest, mainly due to this. People often reply: ‘You don’t speak French?!’ and I can see them think ‘Then what is this guy doing here?’. And that is a question I asked myself too.
On Tuesday last week I arrived at the Ouagadougou airport where I was ...
... And with it good french baguettes and nice french cuisine.
The plan was to have a slow day in Ouaga to let Anthon acclimitize slowly to the African way and climate. That was lucky as we had little option, as he fell ill straight off, and had to take it slow. We took a very slow morning and headed out to explore the city in the afternoon. As always, afternoons are a bad idea in this climate. And this would probably be the hottest place during the entire trip, ...
... road and marched back on in the direction of the hotel. And he fell by the wayside.
Na Prisca was going to join me for lunch again. When exactly, no one could predict with certainty. The target appointment time was roughly the same as the day before, and since she had shown that she could arrive relatively close to being on time, I decided I’d just wait for her in the hotel. Besides, the relentless pace of the past thirty one days had been taking its toll on me and I kind ...
... this country seemed to have been teeming with all sorts of mostly irrational and ridiculous photographing bans, so now, even if most of them had in fact been lifted, that mentality still must have been lodged deep in the awareness of the locals. Therefore it was still more than common to hear people demand, upon seeing your camera at work, if you had an „authorisation“. Which, quite honestly, had grown to be a true pain in the ass and not those endless ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service