Hotel Le Virage
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... use of toilet paper.
22. Customer service.
23. American shopping with fixed prices.
24. Washing machines and dryers.
25. Warm showers.
8 days until I can stick my head under a faucet and drink as much water as my little, Asian heart desires!
... later after requesting conversations with the majority of our female passengers they took their pick. Luckily for the girls the officials were happy enough to receive contact details (albeit fake ones) for now and they were spared actually having to say their vows.
So with our stamps safely in our passports and the sun fast setting we pulled up for our final bush camp. Rather than heading for the tourist packed beaches we went ...
... it but was up to try a different spot. It turned out to be really fun. There were some pretty big waves coming through in the 10 ft range and it was pretty exciting to surf a spot that had never really been surfed before. Even though the start of my trip to Senegal was not great, by the end I really came to enjoy it. I had been there long enough now that most of the locals that would harass me early on to buy things, left me alone. We also went out to ...
... crazy kid that those green brains truly made one invincible.
Even so, I doubted they'd make hitchhiking in Senegal possible. I had three options for getting myself to Ziguinchor:
1. Travel through the long, narrow country of Gambia which practically cut Senegal in half. I'd have to pay a (small?) bribe to be allowed in without a visa, though.
2. Travel around Gambia. This, however, would ...
Well we did it, we are finally in Senegal!! The road to get here was a long one, but well worth it. We took a very roundabout way of getting here, NY- Belgium - Burkina Fasa - Senegal, and don't forget all the layovers in between (about 28 hours total). Once we got to Senegal we stayed a night in Dakar, since it was so late, and made the truck to Thies.
The first couple of days here at the training site were intense, in a good way. We took many sessions to educate us in topics such ...