Paladien Les Filaos
Travel Blogs from Saly
... from spending a week in Ziguinchor with Lena & Zoe. The Casamance region is definitely greener and more beautiful than the northern regions of Senegal, it was weird to see so many trees. The most direct route to Zig means traversing the Gambia, which means lots of immigration stops and having to cross the Gambia river – i.e. a pain in the bum. Gambia is not one of my favourite places; it has a restless feel to it that doesn’t compare to the ...
... Evidently, the Ile de Goree was the place to be that day! Due to the visit, the museums and other buildings of interest were closed. We settled on the beach with a good old ham sandwich, being hassled a little. One guy told me ‘God sent you here for me!’ Brushing off these declaration of love, we watched as the crowds started emerging to catch of glimpse of the VIPS. We soon joined the throng at the front of the barrier, enjoying the party atmosphere (see video!). ...
... which is in the Kolda region in the southern part of Senegal. More information to come after I have my visit this next week at my actual site.
We only have about 10 more days with our host families. As this time is ending it is almost bitter sweet. The first day that we were sent off to live with these strangers, many of us about in tears, we were told that in fact one day we will miss these families and become excited as time nears to return from the training ...
... and we have a long journey to Dakar.
The morning passes by on a flash and it's time for lunch. At lunch we met a portuguese group. It's their first day. We gave them some hints about the place and told them about our experience.
After that, it's time to pack our bags. Since it's the hottest part of the day, it's the best time to do it. At 15h00 (more or less) we came went for the ...
... courses to choose and dessert. As always, everything was tasty and delicious, so congratulations to the chef and his staff!
After dinner we always take a walk inside the hotel premises and by the beach. Outside there's virtually no light at all, so that's why we don't go out very far. After that, it's time to go to bed...
Byeeee and see you in the morning... very early!!
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed