Hotel Les Amaryllis
Travel Blogs from Mbour
... who cycle 10km a day to learn, who stay at school until 8pm, the girls who go home to cook, clean and babysit whilst juggling their studies. I’m in awe of them and I’m going to miss their enthusiasm, smiles and pride.
During the Easter holidays, I was the proud host of the Townsend family! We spent a lovely chilled weekend in Dakar followed by a week in Joal. I think I threw them in the deep end a bit- oops… They met ...
... bus has no insulation and it’s actually quite chilly; I also wake up frequently to the random swerve to miss a pothole or obvious increase in speed to pass another vehicle of equal size, real safe.
Right when we least expected it we hear it again, another bang, this time happening around 3:15am. This one is louder and was followed by a little more swerving than the last time. C’est pas possible! It’s not possible! Another flat and the most ironic part ...
... cheaper than a taxi! The girl collecting money had one office job and a half sat in her little metal cage! I thoroughly enjoyed some proper pizza at ‘Sao Brasil’ restaurant and (eek!) Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream. The exposition itself was held at the ‘International School of Dakar’, where there was a pool and large sports field – a far cry from the deteriorating classrooms of the CEM Lamine Senghor! However we were ...
... each year, which I hear is a smashing time. Everyone gets dressed up, drinks fancy American drinks that you could only dream of at site and eats little appetizers that I can’t even imagine what they would be right now because it seems like forever ago that I had real food! Usually only volunteers belonging to the Region of Dakar are invited to the party but since I am already pretty much in Dakar I requested to get on the list and we will cross our fingers that when I show up ...
... at spotting an old toubab nun!
Fadiouth Island – As previously mentioned, this island is just off the coast of Joal and is where a majority of the Christians reside. You could tell, due to the pigs munching their way around the shoreline. However, our trip to Fadiouth was slightly delayed… a convoy of important people were coming to Joal to 'survey’ the floods. All they did was form a crowd of people blocking the road, shouting above ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool