Travel Blogs from Dakar
... of the nicest people I have ever come across.... And that's coming from a girl who has been in Southwest Virginia for about three years.
It's so crazy to think it's been a week already! But I can't wait to see what the rest of this trip has in store! And with July 4th coming this week, the US Embassy likes to fund a little party for all the Americans. Hey, hanging out with Marines for a night? Well, if I must. Alrighty, kiddos, don't miss me too much!
... is Betty, you buy something from Betty”. I explained to Betty that I didn’t want another sarong as I already had one, and I didn’t want to buy any beaded jewellery as I make it myself. She carried on asking me and tugging on my arm, but I kept firmly saying “No thank you”.
As we walked around the island and looked at the baobab trees and other things of interest, Betty just latched onto me and kept following me around. ...
... 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 ...
... eyes came to the aid as he managed to find a tiny sign to the hotel across the expressway.
One strictly does not need to speak the local language when checking into a hotel in person. You show up with your luggage and expect to be given a room rate and then you pay up and they give you a key. The young woman behind the desk seemed to be unaware of this simple procedure. Our broken French/intact English and her French did not meet halfway. Someone else had to step ...
... so, for the sake of truly deep cleaning the house, everything had to go. We threw down some sheets in the front lawn dumped the clothes on in no particular order and got rid of everything; the locals were having a heyday. There were high school boys playing dress up in the girls’ cloths and little kids running and jumping in the piles, it was a lot of fun to watch.
Thanksgiving was hosted at the American ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet