Hotel Le Virage

Dakar, Senegal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dakar

I saved Randy Jackson's life last night

A travel blog entry by liz_singanong


... streets, the stronger you portray yourself.

3. Senegal is mostly Muslim, but the few other religions there are (Christians, Catholics, etc.) are centralized in Dakar.

4. The other host student here has saved my life because I literally would not have been able to leave the house on the first day without him. Long story, I'll tell it if you ask.

5. Communal bowls aren't as awful as the concept sounds.

6. Bargaining is a ...

Senegal and the Slave Trade

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe


... how men, women and children were separated and given different prices, depending on their age, fitness and working abilities. The most valuable were the virgin girls, who would inevitably be used as breeding stock. The slaves were chained together with leg irons and shackles and the men were placed 20 to a cell. The cells had stone walls, small barred windows and dim lanterns; they were thoroughly depressing places. I found it appalling that a human ...

Spanners are not Cest Bon!!

A travel blog entry by mushbird25


... take some getting used to!
Ash was given a lovely Moroccan carpet bag and some bright Africa trousers which made us all decide to put on our own Africa trousers and have an 'African Pant Party' including a lovely chocolate cake the lads had found in town.
I made the most of the following day by catching up on the wifi, sunbathing and swimming. We had ...

Westernmost Point Of Africa

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... Esclaves (Slave House), is one of the last remaining 18th century buildings of this type on Goree and is the most famous building on the island. One is allowed to wander through its ill-lit dungeons which served as holding area for slaves before they were shipped out. Slaves were segregated by gender and age and were subject to some of the most abominable and inhuman treatment. A detailed history of the place and the horrors perpetuated here was ...

Christmas Week and a Little Update

A travel blog entry by kellyrose


... along in past posts). None of the pieces are works of art but they are informative. The newsletters come out quarterly so it’s not too much of a commitment, which I like. I will start to post either my more interesting articles or the whole newsletter in case any of you feel like you don’t read enough about life on the big continent. Take care my fellow readers, thanks for taking time to see life through my eyes and until next time.

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