Travel Blogs from Saly
... Eyes of My Heart’ at a concert!! We also go to overnight prayer services which leave us pretty whacked but are so powerful and pumped up you can’t miss them! Wednesdays and Thursdays evenings is choir practice –the people there are nuts, we generally have a chat and make fun of the conductor than do much singing… Saturday night we sing with the choir at mass and Sunday morning is mass in Wolof with the full congregation of Joal.
... flags, Tom explained that this was a VERY important match. Perhaps two of the biggest teams in Africa, Senegal needed to win 2-0 in order to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. The Senegalese are football crazy and the atmosphere in the stadium (Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor) was electric! We found ourselves seats (a space of concrete, that is) above the tunnel at around 3pm, 4 hours prior to the kickoff. This really didn’t matter as we were so embroiled with ...
... soap and its something that is REALLY hard to get used to and result in a lost of host families receiving soap, included with how-to lessons, as presents from volunteers.·Everything is either fried or washed in cooking oil. Period.·Meals are usually later starting with lunch around 3pm and dinner around 9:30 – unless you make it very clear that you are tired by 8pm resulting in having dinner at 9pm.·If it rains, the power will go out, most likely. This does ...
... us to the House of Slaves by some side streets, where we can see the actual and not so tourist sightseeing Gorée. And finally we arrived at the House of Slaves, an old redish house, where slaves were kept before sending them to America, for work. The local guide tells us the story and historical facts of this house, show us the miserable conditions where hundreds of slaves where kept, families separated, men on one side, women and children on the other, the punishment place ...
... goes by and lunch hour arrives faster than e expected. At the restaurant, we had a different kind of fish for lunch, always with vegetables and rice. You can ask for something else, but we wanted to try Senegalese cuisine and our chef had a very good reputation. The meal was superb!
After lunch, it's time to go back to our room and rest a little. At this hour, the Sun is burning hot and it's not safe to be outside without getting a huge sunburn.
The pool is ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services