I’ve released in the past week that travel in West Africa and blogging are uneasy bedfellows. As you read this from whatever cozy corner of the world you reside, consider that I’m probably downing a beer in some tiny African village with no electricity, or crammed into a busted bush taxi for a grueling 2 days.
Senegal is a world apart. A few days ago I was in Dakar, a city that would leave your head spinning. You can get a meal for next to nothing on the street, then pay $10 for a small bottle of beer in some nightclubs! WTF? You might be paying for the view – nearly every third or forth girl looks like Naomi Campbell! Any guy who claims he’s not attracted to black girls would be quickly converted on a night out in Dakar. The only problem is 90% of them are working. And $10 a beer in a country where 60% of population live on less than $2 a day!? Fuck that. Dakar gets the big thumps down.
This morning I woke up in a much more pleasing setting – Cap Skirring, a far away beach in the south of the country. Last night I was at a heaving little disco in the village. The place was packed with sweaty Senegalese bodies swarming to the rootsey sounds of West Africa’s best Reggae-tone. In the middle of them all, two Mexican Pirates. A lighter skinned, statuesque woman from Cape Verde got my eye. She had little choice, she was to be pillaged. As it was my last night in Senegal I should have went for a local, but why eat liver when you can eat steak. Well… she wasn’t exactly steak. She looked good but turned out to have a bad aftertaste. She demanded I wed her or buy her a present, niether of which transpired. Anyway, a Cape Verde flag trumps a Senegal flag any day.
Now I’ve arrived in Guinea Bissau. Ever heard of it? Here’s were shit gets interesting… we are offically off the beaten track! We managed to get our hands on some light sabers too! We have 5 somberos to spread the love. A gaggle of girls have already chased us down the street! I’ve a feeling nights here are going to be anything but boring…. ARGHH!
I’ll put up pics as soon as I get the chance. The connection here is painfully slow..