Hotel les Manguiers

Rue Zomodo Propser, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ouagadougou

The Real Africa

A travel blog entry by cyclingmo


... are always with us. They have fetishes for everything - to protect the home, to help a woman get pregnant, to help someone get well - in conjunction with the tribal medicine man, etc. etc., and they make sacrifices for everything they ask for. At one time, the sacrifices were human, but nowadays the most common sacrifice is a chicken, or some animal, however even money is accepted - from which the medicine man goes out afterwards and buys the chicken to ...

Look out, 'The Lonely Liar' was actually right!

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren


... but who were kidding, this was Burkina Faso, and the locals were friendly and inquisitive. 'The Lonely Liar' was actually right.
So our New Year's Eve celebrations started with a game of cricket with the locals, a music session and lesson with the traditional drums and percussion instruments and an invitation by a local boy to visit his village the next day. Oh, and I must not forget, we did have lots of booze, but it was New Year's eve and we were in Burkina ...

Ouagadougou, January 18, 2009 - Sunday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer


... waking from a Sunday morning slumber. The banks that lined it would probably stay closed all day. The market that I could see from the top was only now, and very sluggishly at that, coming back to life. In slow-paced and easy-going Africa, this was a particularly lazy kick-off to the new day.

True to the nature of the country, we didn’t hurry downstairs right after Na Prisca had showed up. As befitting, she first took her seat and then took ...

Ouagadougou, January 14, 2009 - Wednesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer


... translated it for me and I got my answer:

„3000 CFA.“

Well, on my arrival here I had paid just 1000 CFA and then the receptionist had told me that I could have phoned them and got the transport – in this same car – for free. OK, I understood that they would pick you up and not get you wherever you needed to go on departure. At least not for free. That was even kind of common. But to charge me three times as much as ...

BURKINA FASO - N’y a pas de problème

A travel blog entry by zeeshanv


... to motos. I reached the embassy one hour early thinking that I was on time. My watch was still set on Cameroon time and it took 3 days in Ouaga for me to realize the 1 hour time difference. I entered when the embassy finally opened and asked for the visa. The person at the counter assured me same day service and quoted a fee of CFA 20,000. I submitted my documents along with the application. As soon as the officer saw that I’m Pakistani, he refused to grant me a ...


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