King Fahd Palace
Travel Blogs from Dakar
... where my title kicks in because I get it. I FINALLY get the saying. Of course I understood "live like you're dying" but now I comprehend it. Me knowing that I get to go home next week, I have had one of the best weeks here! My French has been on point (or maybe I've been on Cloud 9 and think my French is on point), I've been really good at bargaining, I updated all of my assignments, and I even squeezed in some beach time this ...
... to use the washroom, but we would probably question their intentions or we wouldn’t stop at a random’s house... we’d wait for the next service station! But it’s not surprising because the Senegalese people are extremely welcoming and friendly people.
I did a lot of reading this weekend too. I started a book – The Game by Terry Schott – and read it from start to finish over the past week. It was an excellent read (for a free Kobo ...
... on Christmas morning. The locals would even block off some of the roadways and walkways around the town and in order to get by you had to give them candy. As you would start to hand out candy you would get swarmed by children and even a few adults who were trying to get to the candy. Surf wise the waves in Senegal were pretty average. There is a lot of different spots to choose from and it picks up a lot of swell but the main issues are the wind and ...
... saw was all crumpled in at the back and had masking tape instead of a rear window. Mr T’s car has no seatbelts, the windows don’t wind down, no air con and there’s a hole where the radio is meant to be! The public buses are crammed full of people and a man stands hanging out of the back door taking fares from passengers. They’re more like minibuses and painted bright colours, though its peeling and rusty. Many people travel by horse and rickety old ...
... we needed to get the hell out of there now! Earlier, we had kept trying to pay off taxi #1 and take another taxi, as several kept passing by, but taxi #1 would not accept money and kept working on the car, saying it would be ready in 2 minutes, over and over, but then taking off into the slum to get something else, and we could not keep flashing cash around in that situation. We had been trapped for almost an hour by now, and we ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet