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 ...
... gifts and joy to children across the World, and not just some cartoon character invented to sell more Coca Cola.
L'il Buddha may also look a little different after a year, but I chalk that up to reincarnation - he is Buddha, after all! So what if he has changed a little - is that so wrong? Aren't people allowed to change, and to grow? Of course, one things that will never change with L'il Buddha is the permanent smile on ...
... its early morning bribe (the two police agents did go very thoroughly through the car's papers and finally managed to find a little wrongdoing to punish heavily). Police abuse is a shame. Monitoring authorities (if any) and associations have more urgent concerns to address, I guess, as Senegal still displays a shocking poverty in some areas of Dakar. Once at the lake, apart from being in awe in front of the pink waters, the interesting thing to do is to watch what is happening on ...