Laico Ouaga 2000 Hotel
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No access to the internet for the past week so this is just a quick update so you can see how far we have got. Arrived in Ouaga last night after another long drive from Mopti in Mali. The border crossing from Mali into Burkina was very smooth. The only odd thing was the drive between the two frontier posts of about 20km. We thought we had missed it …
... tribe). Oh, and did I mention that the temperatures have gone from almost freezing to the high 30's??? (Be careful what you wish for...) - they are at the start of their hot season. Of course, I love heat, so I'm loving every moment!
BF is definitely living up to every picture I had of what the real Africa is like. It is a very rural country, in every sense - filled with countless women with babies strapped on their backs (they certainly don't have ...
Forget about big ticket attractions in Burkina Faso. It has few iconic calling cards, so why does it win the hearts of travellers, the answer: the people. The burkinabe (people from Burkina Faso) are the country's greatest asset. They are disarmingly charming and easy going. Where you go you will be greeted with a memoriable 'Ca Va'. (Africa Lonely Planet, 2010)
As seasoned travellers, we have often looked to guide books for information, inspiration and often have ...
... cool and French cool combined.
Had a nice day wandering around (avoiding getting hit by the hordes of ‘motos’). Although BF is meant to be the second poorest country in the world, Ouga feels really cosmopolitan; loads of music, cheap and amazing cuisine, and a very tolerant attitude towards visitors. Music: people talk to you all the time (and occasionally don’t want money!) and mentioning I’m a ‘prof de musique ...
... with a mechanic. I chatted with the locals and learnt some words in Mossi while the mechanic did his magic. As usual a part of the conversation revolved around where I was from.
Burkinabe: "Where are you from?"
Me: “What do you think?”
Me: after a pause ...