La Teranga Hotel & Villas
Travel Blogs from Saly
... again to Saint Louis for the Jazz Festival that takes place annually in May. We met up with the Zig vols and even saw the Kaolack boys for all of an hour. The music was jazztacular. We enjoyed performances by the German Youth Jazz Band, Baaba Maal, a real life African choir, the Saint Louis University Chorale and other groups such as a Senegalese kora player, accompanied by an American rock ensemble. Unfortunately we had to leave the festival two days early due to ...
... danced around!
Amee and I decided to make the most of our free time and travelled up to Dakar – with a detour via Mbour to pick up the completed sparkly monstrosities that were our Tabaski boubous! Everybody was trying to travel to Dakar from Mbour so getting transport was like an undercover operation. ‘Quick, come quietly!’ We followed the man and struggled with the other 20 people to get our bags into the car and reserve a seat. Successful, we made ...
... of the Counterpart Workshop, where each volunteer has both their supervisor and counterpart come to the training center for a two-day event on: general getting to know each other better exercises, American culture fair, information on how we will now fit into their community and work environment. Our week here in Thies will also consist of more of the usual medical sessions, aka immunization time (which the doctors know me by name now and are prepared with ...
... is over and although the reserve is not huge, I found it an amazing experience. It's time to go back.
At 13h15 we arrived at the hotel. It's time to have lunch. Our new friends will go out to have lunch outside the hotel so we will see each other again later on the beach.
The restaurant have already some guests having lunch and the daily dish is always a different kind of local fish. Again, our lunch ...
... that, it's time to go to the beach and enjoy that amazing ocean and sand. Like yesterday and the day before, the hotel staff is removing the algae from the sand and making small piles to bury them under the roots of the palm trees.
Oh, what a life! We could used to this peace and quiet, enjoying the sun and the warm waters of the Atlantic. And so the morning goes by, while we swim and dry out on the sun.
Maybe by ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool