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... African king!
As I spent more time in Senegal, I began to think the Senegalese were beautiful people who liked to laugh. Maybe these good qualities came from them being so hospitable?
"By giving away our food we become more beautiful." -- old saying (Jack Kerouac)
In the northern village of Bango, I wore my turquoise clothes and ate with families and admired the women for their beauty:
Today we crossed the equator and there will be the usual ceremony attended by Neptune (The Third Oiler dressed up…poor sod) tonight, Word is if we play our cards right the Captain may order extra rations and a grog of watered rum.
My eyes however will be on Mr. Christian.
As it turned out the Equator Crossing Ceremony was quite a laugh, and the Captain staved off his inevitable fate by putting wine on everyones table, but later on in the early hours of the morning ...
... met de rest van Senegal onmiddellijk op. De huizen zijn nog steeds stuk voor stuk prachtig onderhouden koloniale meesterwerken. Het moet toegegeven worden dat, hoewel er veel kritiek te leveren valt op de koloniale principes, de kolonisten mooie woningen konden bouwen. Naast het fort, het slavenhuis en andere symbolen voor de slavernij is Ile de Gorée eveneens bekend als het kunstenaarseiland. We struinen een dagje rond over het eiland en snuiven zo ...
... picturesque and we have a stroll on the beach. Its Monday and Jay has to fly back to London that same evening. We spend the day having a look around and last-minute things.
The last day was an absolute horror for me. I had eaten a burger at Katias the previous evening and i wake up with some serious diarrhea and vomiting. I also have a light fever and spend the whole day ...
... who had to stop all the time and then we had to stop to break fast – and then it rained so everyone closed the windows... come on people toubab and friend dying in the back here – could you at least open the *******n window... no.... we asked and they would open and then they closed it like 2 mins later... and I can tell you the smell was funky!!! why didn’t you let us sit by the window then grrrr – ok rant over.... the ...