Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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10. I can drink African tap water.
11. I can bargain in French.
12. I could never be a taxi driver in any country.
13. I could never ever do Ramadan.
14. I can get PRETTY tan.
15. I can survive six weeks in Africa without shorts.
28 HOURS until I'm on my way to being in the proximity of a Starbucks!!!
... I believe in fate and destiny, and there was a definite reason why my life put this amazing person in it at this time. And, just another (very good) reason to go to Australia!
Friday afternoon began an afternoon of exploring. Starting with some shopping in Saint-Louis. I only have one week left, so I had to make sure I went souvenir shopping – for me! Haha.
Saturday morning we left bright and early for Lac Rose (Pink Lake in English). It wasn’t ...
... Deco period.Driving through the more affluent area of Dakar we passed several embassies including the British Embassy and a huge American Embassy which overlooks the sea.Our final stop was the impressive Monument of the African Renaissance which was unveiled in 2010, with 203 steps to the top it was a bit of a trek and we could have done with more than 20 minutes there, I made it 3/4 of the way but time was ticking so didn't reach ...
... even imagine that.
The people on the streets of Dakar are super intense. They will follow you and hound you down the street to try and get you to buy whatever it is they are selling. I am pretty used to this by now, but it is a lot more intense here than in other areas that I have been and it got old quick. The one time this guy kept following me to try and get me to buy a phone. At first I was nice about it and just told him no. But every time ...
... milling around; they’re all keen to smile, wave and ask how we are. Some of them shout ‘bab’, unable to manage ‘toubab’ (foreigner). We haven’t really been hassled though, maybe it’s because we’re with Mr T! He bought 10 fish (5500 francs - £8ish) which will feed the family for one day. Resting for the rest of today as Mr T has to go to work to prepare for school tomorrow. I’ll write again soon.
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