Hotel Al Baraka
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... island (I never found out about this island until too late, so never went there, but all the history of the slave trade is on this island (it cant be much different from what I have seen in the Dominican Republic)
Walking around its a really busy place, lots of people, lots of cars and taxi drivers trying to get you into their cabs, this is where not talking French comes in handy, a blank look and a shrug is enough to put most of ...
... into any other American port city. I could have been landing in Boston for all I knew. It wasn't until we got closer to the runway that you could see the buildings. Living in Sterling, I thought I lived next Dulles.... There are houses here literally RIGHT next to the runway. The only thing that separates Dakar's runway and these houses is a chain link fence. If you think you hate your loud neighbors... think again.
Hopping off the plane, we were greeted with ...
... depicts the sad history of that era.
We were off on a city tour for a change,. There was an eclectic mixture of colonial and modern architecture, there was an amazing sculpture depicting Africa, sponsored by the outgoing President but rumoured to be paid for by the North Koreans (there are a lot of rumours out here). The locals didn't like it at all, feeling the money should have ...
... Clancy’s in downtown Long Beach on St. Patrick’s Day 8 months before, and decided, “Hey, this guy doesn’t look like he’s from around here… he looks interesting, I want to be friends with him”, to actually getting off a plane in the middle of the night, halfway across the world from my home, to visit him…. Life is Weird.
As we headed to the car, he gave me a funny look and asked if I was cold. Cold?! Are you kidding?! It’s a ...
... road to enter and leave Dakar and during the day time, it's almost impossible to enter or leave the city without a few hours delay.
THE JOURNEY TO SALY
So our journey to Saly began...
There are no lights on the road and they always use maximum lights while driving at night (even when crossing other cars!!). Amazing... I guess that sometimes they drive by instinct.
We were very tired ...