Savana Jardin-Hotel Dakar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Travel Blogs from Dakar
... are full of pot holes and every truck, including us, goes around them or does their best to avoid them, it’s quite a job really, but there just doesn’t seem to be any effort to fix the holes, not many garages along this route either, we just stop and use the bush pee breaks, then it’s off again
We have had some decent meals, but it’s pretty much the same vegetables all the time, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and of course pasta, rice cous cous ...
... life and how a lot of transactions are done here.
7. African beaches, or at least the ones here, are gorgeous.
8. They do iron their underwear.
9. It's to kill larvae that can come from the laundry.
10. You know what's not easy? Living without water for a little over a day.
11. I value running water more than I value AC and power.
12. Senegalese don't use trashcans.
13. I really do ...
... buy something from Betty; Betty needs to feed her kids” she kept saying, annoyingly referring to herself in the third person all the time. I kept refusing; she was fairly plump and obviously wasn’t starving!
As she followed me around (aaarrgh! Go away!) her demeanour went from cheerful to wheedling to downright belligerent. Even when our guide chased her away she was back again within minutes. I would be listening to the guide and ...
... time hassling us to buy something or would follow us around and then ask us for payment for 'helping' us.
We enjoyed the short ferry journey over. The island is currently inhabited so we had the same pestering by the locals which was infuriating. We hired a guide who showed us around the island and the main points of interest including a huge naval cannon that was used in the world wars. Some of ...
... big business. About 90 minutes later we arrived near the centre via the industrial estates and light commercial district. Not exactly the most scenic route to take but we certainly got to see how the other half lived.
On the whole Dakar didn’t impress me in the least. It’s not very attractive, has no real major sites and there’s a shitload of hassle from the touts. Everyone seems to want a piece of you. In the end we sat in ...