Surprising Senegal - Budget Travel
Tourists use Dakar as a base, and cheap but modern hotels in the city center are not hard to fine. Try the four-star Hotel la Croix Sud (20 Avenue Albert Sarraut, +221/889-7878; lacroixdusud.net), a classy and chic hotel with renovated rooms with TV, private baths, and a sophisticated lounge in a 1951 building, in the center of Dakar near the main plaza of the city, Place D'Independence. Smart rooms start at a cool $108. A more simple option is the L'Oceanic Hotel (5 rue de Thann; +221/822-2044) near the main market in Dakar. It's popular with French tourists, has a cozy patio bar, and rooms [suite...]
Date: 2004-05-26 04:00:00
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AfroCubanLatinJazz ©: ORCHESTRA BAOBAB ''MADE IN DAKAR'' (SENEGAL ...
Orchestra Baobab kick-started a musical renaissance here, enabling a whole generation of younger stars – including Youssou N’Dour, Baaba Maal and Cheikh Lô – who have given Senegal as high a musical profile as any other country in Africa. But Orchestra Baobab are the ones who started it all. They’re the bridge between the old Africa and the new. And no one has got more of Dakar’s diversity down on disc than Orchestra Baobab. Centred around singers Rudi Gomis and Balla Sidibe and visionary guitarist Barthélemy Attisso, this band of rugged individualists came together in 1970 as [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-18 22:31:00
Dakar is NOT Senegal
After spending the night having an awesome campfire in a friends’ village we all headed to the beach – where we used to go when we were in training! We spend the night in really cute huts that were Senegalese but clean and adorable. And spent 2 days on the beach…before we left we visited our host families from training and ate at my favorite Senegalese burger shack JNext we headed on over to training. We were supposed to stay with new host families but after a few days the training staff let us stay at the center – basically this means we got more time to hang out with other Americans [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-24 19:43:00
Emirates prepares to launch flights to Dakar | Emirates | AMEinfo.com
Yesterday, senior representatives from Emirates met the media at Le Meridien President Hotel, Dakar. Among those present were: Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, Ram Menen, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, Nigel Page, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa & the Americas and Ernest Dikoum, Emirates' Manager for Senegal. Speaking at the media event alongside Mr Clark was His Excellency Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, Ambassador and Director General of International Cooperation of the Government of Senegal and Chairman of the Board-Group Air Senegal. Mr [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-29 06:28:54
DANS LA FIEVRE DU DAKAR BY NIGHT Thione voit rouge, You intronisé ...
Les férus des chaudes ambiances de Dakar ont été servis ce week-end. Youssou Ndour au « Thiossane Night » et Thione Seck au « Penc Mi », inutile de dire Dakar a vibré, bougé, trépigné. Cependant, le Ram Daan et le Super Etoile ont connu [suite...]
Date: 2009-06-09 17:13:51
Jean Batten: aviatrix, explorer and glamour queen. « the ...
To the north I could see the blurred gleam of the lighthouse at Dakar sending its friendly beam out into the night. I switched off the navigation lights, for the lighted cabin seemed to make the darkness outside more intense as I peered vainly through the windows trying to distinguish the horizon. “It must get light soon,” I thought, glancing at the clock, to realize that it was only twenty minutes since I had left Thies.” (Jean Batten – solo round the world aviatrix 1909 -1982) I’ve often wondered what drives a person like Jean Batten to explore beyond the norm: to set records that [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 19:56:42
Orchestra Baobab - 'A Night at Club Baobab' - Microfundo
Listen To 'A Night at Club Baobab' Filtering Cuban music through West African musical traditions, Senegal's legendary Orchestra Baobab, formed in 1970 and officially disbanded in 1987, is riding again with most of its key players in place. Baobab started out in post-colonial Senegal's most cosmopolitan milieu. They were chosen as the house band for the then-new Baobab nightclub in central Dakar. Baobab's earliest recordings, recently reissued on 'A Night at Club Baobab' mostly sound like guitar-driven Afro-Cuban grooves with beautifully elastic Wolof vocals overlaid. From the start with [suite...]
Date: 2006-12-28 11:31:00
Thomas Cook Vacances en Avion et Vacances Exotiques | Freesun News
Cet élégant hôtel situé dans le quartier résidentiel de Dakar exhale une grande classe et comporte des chambres parfaitement équipées. La large plage privée, la piscine chauffée et le nouveau centre commercial tout proche sont la promesse d’un agréable séjour. De plus, vous pouvez y savourer la cuisine du meilleur restaurant français du Sénégal. Par ailleurs, Thomas Cook proposera dès l’hiver prochain un circuit de 8 jours ‘Le Sénégal coloré’ qui vous permettra de découvrir la nature de toute beauté et la culture du pays. Ce circuit part de Dakar, la capitale, le [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-18 10:45:44
Tourism is thriving Senegal...
Al Afifa - from 50 euros per single room and 56 - for a double, suites - from 70 euros. Climate control in the rooms. Warm water. TV. Pool. To protect themselves from the meeting with a fan instead of climate control (in a hotel with a proud name Continental, for example, air conditioners have only 15 rooms of the 22's), his gaze is drawn to the business-class hotel: double room at Novotel or Sofitel Teranga will cost from 114 euros. However, many inexperienced tourists prefer to rent the vacant houses, and travel around the country to rent a car. Following the advice of the same French, take [suite...]
Date: 2010-02-01 08:18:00
Saly Portudal , station balnéaire au Sénégal- Miwim Voyage : les ...
Saly Portudal est une station balnéaire située sur la Petite Côte, à 80 kilomètres au sud de Dakar. C’est le haut lieu du tourisme au Sénégal. En d’autres termes, Saly est sans doute le lieu de villégiature le plus connu d’Afrique de l’Ouest. C’est une station balnéaire à 100% comme il en existe tant d’autres. Les hôtels de standing, clubs et restaurants se succèdent sur une plage tranquille quoiqu’un peu terne. Dans ce même ordre d’idées, plages de sable fin, palmiers, soleil, locations de vacances, distractions, excursions et loisirs constituent un cocktail [suite...]
Date: 2009-06-10 12:30:35
Jerôme GIBERT | Responsable Economat Casino du Cap Vert (Groupe ...
... intégrer le Groupe ANFA qui est un groupe hotelier sur l'Afrique et plus précisement au Sénégal et en Côte d'Ivoire comprenant hotel, restaurant, night club, et casino. Je m'occupe de l'économat du Casino Cap Vert à Dakar Sénégal. [suite...]
Date: 2009-03-10 23:00:00
Chasing the Dakar Rally: Beginner Guide | Motorcycle News
Not unlike the Tour de France on the last stage for the winner (barring disaster), it is basically a victory lap. Marcos and Alejandro are going to finish #1 and #2 in the Dakar, and the Argentine faithful are out to welcome them home. Willie and I bully our way at 80 mph through two dozen cars and motorcycles-sometimes riding five-wide on a two-lane winding road-all trying to catch Marcos. Finally, we are riding within feet of him. The three of us are in Axo gear, so the crowd thinks we are part of his entourage. We are mobbed once again by the thousands that have come to catch a glimpse of [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-12 02:17:58
Bamako to Dakar
We were made welcome back at the Farid hotel and set straight of to Just4U that night. A young band was playing tonight and I bought a copy of their CD. The whole place was full of teen girls who knew every word that was sung and who danced with utter pleasure and unselfconsciously. The next day we lunched again under the enormous baobab at the Institut Francais. Then I negotiated with a cab driver to take us up the coats for three hours and back. Great decision. Saw the lighthouse atop a volcanic plug with views over Dakar, at Les Mamelles, the new mosquee, La Divinite, Ngor beach, les [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-25 20:27:00
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Votre pub ici gratuitement si vous habitez le senegal contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Le Sénegal sous toute ses coutures : le senegal, le senegalesenegal,le senegal, le senegale en afrique,guide du voyage au senegal.Circuler au senegal,route au senegal.permis de conduire ... PLAGE DE NGAPAROU AU COEUR DE LA PETITE COTE MADRID-DAKAR 3100 KM (Nous prenons les vols par Iberia : pas cher et service irreprochable) MARSEILLE-DAKAR : 4H30 Mn PAR AVION SOIT 3800 KM (voir photo aeroport de Dakar) DAKAR-NGAPAROU : 1H30 Mn PAR LA ROUTE NGAPAROU-LA SOMONE : 5 KM PAR LA PLAGE / 6 KM PAR LA ROUTE [suite...]
Date: 2010-05-05 09:04:00
bthere: Inflight Magazine Brussels Airlines » Magazine Archive ...
Text Chloë Greenbank Images Corbis, Chloë Greenbank World-class historical sites, lush nature parks, beautiful beaches and more – Senegal has it all 10 Reasons to visit Senegal 1 Its groove Senegal, and Dakar in particular, has a well-earned reputation for its music and nightlife. Its most recognised genre is the pulsating contemporary rhythm of Mbalax, popularised worldwide by local music legend Youssou N’Dour. The Senegalese star not only has his own recording studios in the capital, but also has his own club – Club Thiossane (Sicap Rue 10, La Medina) – and usually takes to [suite...]
Date: 2008-11-01 14:44:59
I got to Dakar from Bamako by bus. The bus is cheaper than flying, but this is not why I chose to travel by land. I decided to bus down to Dakar mainly because the physician I was working with in Bamako told me that on the road you get to look at the villages, meet people at the stops and cross the entire length of Senegal. Flying is fast, impersonal and it lacks the authentic feeling of travelling through space and crossing borders. I listened to him, and felt suddenly adventurous. I was ready to depart and arrive to the most western point of the African continent; pointe des Almadies in [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-22 10:42:55
MGM Grand Detroit, $800-Million Luxury Hotel Opens in Downtown Detroit
Developed by MGM MIRAGE, one of the world's most respected hotel and gaming companies, MGM Grand Detroit is the first-ever Las Vegas-style destination to open in a major metropolitan core. Delivering unrivaled rooms and suites, celebrity chef restaurants, the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan and 30,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space, MGM Grand Detroit is now the premier hotel and entertainment destination in the state. The opening adds an additional 1,000 jobs to the company's employee base, totaling approximately 3,000, making MGM Grand Detroit one of the top [suite...]
Date: 2007-10-03 15:08:45
Dakar Rally 2010: Great Day for Trahan - Motorcycle
Patrick Trahan, the sole Canadian rider remaining in the 2010 Dakar Rally motorcycle field, started day 5 with trepidation, having spent the previous night hooked up to a rehydration IV [suite...]
Date: 2010-01-06 10:34:00
Dakar Rally and Defying Authority « Winding North
(The following post is a bit outdated, it occurred around about 9 August) After completing the 4-day, 3-night southwest Bolivian circuit through a guide, I headed towards La Paz, Bolivia’s de facto capital. I left Tupiza quite late (I had been in the internet cafe all morning), knowing that I had at least a 5-hour drive ahead of me. Naturally enough, the advice that the locals had given me on road conditions proved to be completely false. As the sun was setting, I found myself running the Bolivian leg of the Dakar Rally, beginning to seriously question whether or not ‘paviemento’ and [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-31 04:37:32
MinasVet Guaxupé: Nomes para o seu animal
Dakar. Dalila. Dama. Dan-dan. Dana. Dandara. Danger. Danúbio. Dante. Danka. Dara. Dark. Darling. Dartagnan. Dasha. Debbie. Debutante. Deg. Demétrius. Dendê. Dexter. Dengosa. Dexter. Diadorim. Diamante. Dick. Dickens. Dimitri. Dindim. Dino. Didi. Dinho. Dino. Dobby. Doc. Docinho. Dolly. Dominik. Domênica. Donna. Donatello. Dorinha. Dory. Doty. Doug. Draco. Dragão. Duende. Drica. Duck. Duda. Dudu. Duke. Duna. Dunga. Duque. Duquesa. Dusty. Dylan. E Ed. ET. Ebony. Eclipse. Édipo. Eisntein. Elf. Egon. Eid. Eike. Eimy. Einstein. Elka. Elke. Ellie. Elliot. Elmo. Emérson. Emile. Enzo. Etna. [suite...]
Date: 2008-06-19 15:25:00
Senegal, filthy, filthy Senegal. Last night I dreamed of you…
I dreamed I had never left Senegal, was still with Annie there, walking Dakar, standing on the balcony of the Hotel Oceanic spitting olive pits to the street below. We were separated, and I found myself alone on the streets, walking, in the way that one may walk for two reasons or not, looking for her, and exploring for myself. I found a clear shallow river and with the help of a young man, sincere and hunch-backed as a mutt, began a game of football there, other players rising from the waters. We won terribly, easily, again and again, splashing across the rocks. The game was short, but when [suite...]
Date: 2007-07-31 04:05:52
Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog: Teranga brings Senegal ...
Born to a family of entrepreneurs in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on the coast of West Africa, Mendy credits her parents for encouraging her endeavors. “The spread of entrepreneurship is so in me that I always knew that I would branch out on my own,’’ she says. Both of her parents had side businesses in addition to their regular jobs, and Mendy and her five siblings, who all live in France, are following that path. “I grew up seeing that, so it was very easy for me to do,’’ she says, although she acknowledges that “easy’’ isn’t the best description for what she’s doing [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-19 03:38:00
MICHELE MOUTON : le retour
Participation en Rallye Raid (Dakar...) et Baja Aragon sur Peugeot 205 Grand Raid VICE-CHAMPIONNE DU MONDE DES RALLYES SUR AUDI QUATTRO GROUPE B EN 1982 derrière WALTER RORHL. Le changement de la boite par précaution alors qu'elle menait le rallye du Safari qui a tourné à la catastrophe ,boulons récalcitrants et lourdes pénalités lui a fait perdre la victoire et le titre alors qu'elle venait également d'apprendre la veille de la course le décès de son père.) ....et bien sur plusieurs victoires en Championnat de France et d'Europe des rallyes, elle a couru sur Alpine A110, Porsche [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-28 23:52:39
Les casinos en Afrique
la roulette, les machines à sous… Chaque année, le Casino Terrou-Bi organise une compétition de poker « le Dakar Poker Tour ». La compétition dure une semaine et les joueurs sont hébergés dans un grand hôtel luxueux. Le Casino Du Cap Vert propose des jeux traditionnels comme le blackjack, la roulette et le poker, il est ouvert de 22h à 4h. Il se trouve juste à 5mn de l’aéroport et à part les salles de jeux, l’établissement dispose aussi un très grand restaurant, un piano-bar et un night club. Autre casinos en Afrique : en Botswana il y en a trois : The Grand Palm, Kings [suite...]
Date: 2010-04-02 23:00:00
St. James graduate is letting God guide the way
"I spent three weeks in the capital of Dakar and outlying villages." The first part of the trip included ministering to the Talibe (TAH-lee-bay) boys, young people who can be seen all over Dakar. "They are poor and wear tattered clothing, and carry cans used to collect money. The boys are usually sent by their parents to receive teaching from elders in the city, but most of them end up on street corners begging for money," Whitaker explained. "We organized activities for them during the day, similar to vacation bible school in the U.S. We also went into villages and held [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-16 15:48:08
KO In Senegal: To Turkey and Back
Before the trip I had to do some office work in Dakar so that's how I spent the day before. My flight was at noon which is an odd time for flights out of Dakar (normally flights leave between 10pm-5am) so the airport was really empty. While waiting to board I met a nice Egyptian man who has a daughter my age. He's working in The Gambia and only gets to go home to Egypt once a year, he had to fly through Istanbul to get home but he was really excited. I also met a nice family from Burkina Faso who lives in Dakar and was going to turkey on vacation. The Dakar-Istanbul flight is the farthest [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-18 14:08:00
The Dark reality of child beggars in Dakar « STOP THE TRAFFIK blog ...
A blog that insists people should never be bought or sold. Never, ever. “Abdoulaye Ba, 10, looked right, then left, before timidly approaching the taxi and holding out his hand.” A 10-year-old begging is nothing new in Dakar, “but the fear in his eyes is” (http://ow.ly/2Ey8f). A few days ago police chased him away from the intersection where he used to beg as part of a national ban on begging. Now he hangs around a gas station under the police’s radar, where he earns half of what he did. Child begging is a big problem in Senegal. One significant reason why is because of the number [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-16 11:44:20
Air News for Scheduled& Charter Flight For Cargo & passengers in ...
Le flights to Dakar, Senegal in September this year. The West African cities, the carrier 106 international destinations and the route will be equipped with A340-300 aero plane. Now that many traders have no quarrel from Senegal to Kenya to get a visa, but instead just have to get the visa for Dubai, thus saving time and costs. Emirates are expanding their wings in the African continent and the world with their cli? Complimentary services and various types of networks using their planes. New scheduled flights GE? Ntroduceerd in Maputo (Mozambique) Despite various obstacles in an attempt to [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-04 03:24:50
Candy for the Eyes or My African Mail Order Bride ...
How was your night over there in your country,i believe you had a nice night and that the arthmosphere over there in your country is very nice today? Mine is a little bit warm over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Lillian Bacon i am (24) but age doesn’t matter in a real relationship, so i am confortable with your age,I am from Rwanda in East Africa ,5.4ft tall, light in complexion single,(never married ) and presently i am residing here in Dakar as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country some years ago. My late father Dr Philip Bacon; was a politician and the [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-31 18:18:21
From fleet managers to FIA President Jean Todt in rule ends , F1 ...
In Todd competent flag rally competitions Department, they also four top Paris-Dakar rally. When he led sign ruled Le Mans 24 hour race in the top three, he became a national hero in France. When Todd in rally contest won all honor after he began back in 1981, when he had to abandon the F1. Prior to his departure from signs, he tried to change their original race plan sign into F1. But at this point, the Ferrari President Monte Peter Moro invitation to him, he accepted the challenge, in July 1993, he went into the Red Ferrari, leaping in the history of a new chapter. [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 22:57:35
Looking back at what was penned
Thursday 2/28/2008 9:05am Dakar, Ganalé Hotel Voila! I’ve arrived safely in Senegal. Thank God! I had a very good flight, enjoyed the food, and most of all, I am enjoying a book I purchased at the JFK airport called ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. In many ways I can relate to her experiences and her passions and I really love it. Right now I’m at the hotel. It’s pretty nice. I have air-conditioning and a TV! My supervisor will be dropping by at 12:40pm and we’ll have lunch. Hmmm…food. I’m actually pretty hungry. I wonder if I’ll like the local food. But that’s [suite...]
Date: 2008-06-06 18:12:00
Senegal A Muslim Country Of Western Africa
Located in between some of the desiccate desert lands and lush tropical forests with lots of natural sites and beautiful landscapes this country boasts a stunning array of enormous colors sounds and flavors. There are several popular places, beaches and gardens in this fascinating destination which is completely composed of elegance and hustle all rolled into one. The busy streets, vibrant markets and glittering nightlife will easily draw you into their relentless rhythm. So feel free while traveling to this auspicious destination where you can enjoy every moment and every bit of your journey [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-18 09:17:55
Emirates offers special welcome to Dakar with hotel stopover in ...
Senegal is famous for its hospitality and now Emirates customers have another welcome reason to visit this friendly West African nation - a free hotel stay in Dubai to break their journey. To celebrate the launch of its new route to Dakar on 1st September 2010, Emirates is offering First and Business Class passengers a complimentary stay at a leading hotel in Dubai, plus a free 96 hour visa when they book a return flight to the Senegalese capital. First Class passengers will receive a free two night stay at the five star Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, while Business Class travellers will be [suite...]
Date: 2010-06-24 09:02:11
Senegal draws to a close
About 4 weeks ago, we touched down and dropped our bags in the Hotel Oceanic. Most of the kids have since told Laura and I they were nervous and thought the place was a dump. Today when we checked in, they couldn't wait to be in the A/C and have a real shower. On their first full day in Senegal, we took them down to the market where they were bombarded by vendors trying to sell them things they didn't want. Our students ended up with things in their hands and were pulled into shops without understanding what was going on. Today, walking around Dakar was a different story... We were a group of [suite...]
Date: 2008-07-31 19:57:00
meia bota, bota e meia: Paris - Dakar em Santiago de Compostela
Pode parecer esquisito o Paris - Dakar em Santiago de Compostela, mas não tem nada de esquisito, actualmente temos o Paris-Dakar que começa na Argentina e acaba no Chile e ninguém acha esquisito. O Paris – Dakar de Santiago de Compostela está de acordo com o original, começa em Paris e acaba em Dakar. Um caminho profano, quiçá herege, exigente e que se for feito de um modo tranquilo e moderado, pode ser muito divertido e desenrola-se nas ruas e artérias históricas de Santiago. Depois de tantos dias a pé, com a "casa" ás costas, em nome da fé e após cumprimento integral do [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-28 16:05:00
Review of the Restaurant L'Endroit,Dakar Senegal! « Dakar …Africa ...
Fabulafricana back in Dakar sharing her experiences!! Sorry I kinda dissapeared from this blog but I didn’t realize how many of you of you guys are still coming on this blog, since I already have www.yayemarieba.blogspot.com..sometimes I tend to blog mainly on that one..but since I see that u like this blog as well..I’ll try to keep blogging on both. So my friend Sophie and I decided to have lunch a L’Endroit this panafrican restaurant by la VDN. I had been there one night to catch Phillipe Monteiro and his band (Cap Verdean restaurant), and it’s a total different atmosphere. At [suite...]
Date: 2010-04-25 23:03:13
REOUVERTURE DU THIOSSANE NIGHT CLUB Une cinquantaine de millions ...
Une trentaine de millions pour la climatisation et une vingtaine de millions pour les autres travaux », at-il confié. En tout cas, les mélomanes ont dû constater d'eux-mêmes que, malgré la chaleur qu'il fait à Dakar, à l'intérieur de la [suite...]
Date: 2009-05-23 11:44:46
GUESS WHO: AT THE URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL | HoodHollywood.com
J. Dakar | Sep 17, 2010 | 0 comments. Guess who was spotted at the 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. Hint: She made her Broadway debut earlier this year and returns to the big screen in November. It's Kerry Washington, pictured with Jamie Hector (”Marlo Stanfield” from The Wire), at the opening night of the 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. Kerry, who was named festival ambassador, starred in the controversial Broadway play Race and joins the cast of Tyler Perry's [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 16:59:44
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB - Spectacles et Musiques du Monde, promotion des ...
En 2001, la formation sénégalaise a fait son grand retour en studio et sur scène après 16 ans de silence, devenant du même coup l’un des groupes les plus anciens de la planète encore en activité. L’Orchestra Baobab en a profité pour collectionner les critiques élogieuses et récolter 2 Radio Awards de la BBC et une nomination aux Grammy pour “Specialist In All Styles”. Récemment, dans le prolongement de longues tournées internationales, l’Orchestra Baobab a retrouvé le chemin des clubs de sa ville natale, Dakar, une expérience directement à l’origine de leur nouveau [suite...]
Date: 2007-10-22 07:00:00