Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
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... was "cultural orientation" and it was A LOT to take in. Coming from America, which is a relatively low-context culture, we have to adjust to a culture that is more or less the exact opposite. For example, as a woman, we shouldn't smile at other people that we don't know on the streets because it ultimately means we wouldn't mind having a romantic encounter with whichever male we smile at. Being passive and habitually un-opinionated is not ...
... buy ingredients to make pizza! The Microfinance volunteers hosted a pizza night for all the volunteers to raise money for the two beneficiaries who lost their chickens. With the money we raised, they will be able to buy more chickens and medicine for them and get them back on their feet. Some form of crowd funding, you could say. We went out Friday night. My first (and last) night out in Sénégal. Wine and tequila ...
... dirty city with street vendors on almost every corner and many people begging on the streets including children.Our guide explains that school is not compulsory and some parents choose not to send their children to school but to be on the roads selling or begging. Unfortunately this is the way of the world In some countries which we as Europeans find difficult to understand sometimes.There is much colour on the streets with ...
... to Senegal.I stayed at N´Gor surf camp on N´Gor island. The owner of the place was name Jesper and he was from Denmark. I was told that the camp would most likely be empty at that time of year but it was actually packed with surfers. I was fine with that. After spending two weeks in Namibia with pretty much only myself to talk to, it was nice to have some other people around. From the camp you could see the hotel that the guys in the Endless Summer ...
... sleeping on somebody’s roof on a mattress, his clothes line strung up next to him.
On Saturday we were told by Mr T that he would pick us up at 9am. He arrived at 9.50 – many of you will agree the Senegalese timing suits me! ;) We went to his house where there seem to be loads of women and children sitting around, cooking, watching television (dubbed National Geographic or dubbed Bollywood drama with the worst acting and 10 minute long fight ...