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      moslim women and banks

      Dakar Dec 28, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      is it true that moslim women in Dakar are not allowed to receive money from men in banks? I ve to let my African womanfriend here in Sweden send my wife there money, who then sends another woman there who then gives to my wife, as im not allowed to send straight to that woman, so it passes my friend here

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      moslim women and banks

      Dakar Dec 28, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      is it true that moslim women in Dakar are not allowed to receive money from men in banks? I ve to let my African womanfriend here in Sweden send my wife there money, who then sends another woman there who then gives to my wife, as im not allowed to send straight to that woman, so it passes my friend here

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2016 at 2:34 AM
    • Dakar airport

      Senegal Dec 6, 2016 at 3:45 AM

      Hello - I have decided to go to Senegal for several reasons, but one is the cheap one way tickets. However I just read that there is a lot of stealing of bags and things from bags there, that there is zero security. This freaks me. Usually you are safe at least inside! The cheap flights arrive very late at night/early in the morning - like 3:30 - is that safer - not so much of a crowd - or less safe? I would keep my computer bag glued to my body, of course. Can someone elucidat this for me? I am an older woman alone. Also, are there secure taxis? Dakar looks dicey! Thanks, Jean

      16 Answers Dec 8, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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      Money question

      Senegal Nov 25, 2016 at 4:01 AM

      How hard is it to find working ATM's in Dakar airport and Saly?

      Are euros accepted in hotels/restaurants in case credit cards aren't?

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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      French classes Dakar

      Dakar Feb 14, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      I'm going to Dakar for 10 days and I would like french classes, anyone knows teachers or schools?

      1 Answer Feb 14, 2016 at 9:43 AM
    • Buying a hot plate in Dakar

      Dakar Oct 4, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      Dear all,

      Might any of you living in Dakar know where I can buy a hot plate? I need it to be small enough to fit in my luggage.

      Thank you in advance.

      Hakeem

    • Senegal Airlines

      Senegal Sep 26, 2015 at 6:24 AM

      Does anyone have any experience booking tickets with Senegal Airlines?

      They seem to have 2 websites (not sure which one is legit) and don't seem to offer tickets through any of the regular air ticket provides (expedia, zuji, bravofly, edreams etc.)

      Any feedback would be so helpful!

      4 Answers Sep 27, 2015 at 4:20 AM
    • Customary Habits

      Senegal Sep 13, 2015 at 12:25 PM

      Please share with me the customary habits of behavior before you enter a kitchen in Senegal?

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2015 at 10:54 AM
    • from St. Louis to Dakar

      Senegal Aug 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Is N2 safe for tourists?

      3 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    • By boat from Dakar to Cap Skirring

      Senegal Aug 19, 2015 at 12:37 PM

      I think about going by boat from Dakar to Cap Skirring. How does it work? How long does it take?

      1 Answer Aug 19, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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      One day trips

      Saint-Louis Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      Hello, I am traveling to Senegal in a couple of weeks, and I intend to visit Saint Louis. I intend to use the city as a base and make one or two day trips from there. I was wondering what places you recommend me to visit this way, leaving the city early and returning there to sleep. I am specially interested in Podor, but in the maps it looks a little far away, is it possible to go there and back the same day? if not what other places you recommend me?

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      Staying and moving around

      Senegal Sep 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      Hello. I am thinking on visiting Senegal in November, if things go my way it will be my first time in Africa.
      I am trying to keep things cheap so I was wondering if someone could recommend me a good place to stay in Dakar that doesn't cost too much (I usually leave the hotel for the last moment, but in this case I need it sooner in order to ask for a visa). Also I was wondering if its a good idea to use Dakar as a base and move back and forth from there, or if its better to stay in different cities. (haven't made plans on what to see but I'm interested in the World Heritage places and other historically and cultural significant places)
      Finally I was wondering how reliable is public transport, and how easy would it be for me to move around if I don't speak neither of the countries languages.

      5 Answers May 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
    • Marriage License

      Senegal Jul 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      Which office do I contact to get a copy of my Certificate of Marriage? I got married in St. Louis, Senegal in July of 2007. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM
    • Road travel Senegal.

      Dakar May 14, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Is a small 2 whel drive car up to driving on roads in Senegal or do I need a 4wd. I am not concerned about diferences between how people drive compared to western countries,since I have driven in countries with truly bizare road behaviour before,only whether a 2wd compact can handle the roads.

      6 Answers May 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM
    • Travel and language study

      Senegal Mar 20, 2014 at 6:08 AM

      Hi,
      I am planning a trip to Senegal to work on my french (I only have som basic knowledge).
      I want to stay for about 4-5 weeks and travel to 2 or 3 different places where I can find a teacher to have leassons with me.
      Does anyboy have any recommendations on where to go? Or any experience with this kind of traveling?

      All the best
      Julia

      4 Answers Mar 21, 2014 at 6:19 AM
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      Driving around Senegal or Public Transport?

      Senegal Feb 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Hi everybody
      Will be visiting Senegal for 8-9days next month. We would like to go up north to st louis, lac rose, then to lompuol kaolack, Sine Saloum. Anyway, it's a first idea. My question, would you recommend public transport or hiring a car and driving ourselves or hiring a car and driving? We are on a budget holiday so trying to keep things cheap but at the same time we want to get the most out of the short time we are there... Any tips or advice is welcome
      thanks!
      Niyagi

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM
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      What are the laws about bringing vehicles into Senegal?

      Senegal Nov 18, 2013 at 2:45 AM

      We want to drive from Denmark to Senegal. How can we get a car into Senegal that is older than 5 years old.. Is this at all possible?

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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      Flights from Dakar to Ziguinchor

      Senegal Aug 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      Hey everyone, I'm restricted for time on this trip to Senegal. I'm going to be booking flights from Dakar to Ziguinchor return. I just wondered if anyone has used Senegal Airlines/Deccan Air for this particular stretch before or recently? How reliable are they? Normally I'd take the ferry but it doesn't get me back in time for my flight home. Any feedback much appreciated, thank you

      3 Answers Aug 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM
    • sightseeing around Dakar for only an Hour. Possible?

      Dakar Aug 5, 2013 at 5:27 AM

      Hi guys, i have a two hours transit time on by way to Banjul in Dakar. Is it possible to take an hour tour maybe by taxi through the cityof Dakar and not miss by flight? how is the traffic situation. and how much is taxi fare likely to be. Tahnks

      6 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 8:36 AM
    • How to hire a driver in Senegal

      Senegal Jul 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      I will be visiting my daughter in Senegal for two weeks this fall. I would like to hire one driver for the period that I am there. Between the two of us, we do pretty well in French and Wolof, but I would like to avoid the perils of sept-places and public transportation. Apparently Hertz no longer offers chauffeurs along with rental cars. Can anyone suggest another source for reputable drivers for hire?

    • best way to get to Spain from Dakar

      Senegal May 7, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Will be in Dakar for a few months and then thinking about visiting a friend in Spain. Does it make more sense to fly directly from Dakar to Grenada? or fly to Morocco and take the ferry to Spain? trying to save as much money as I can!!

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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      Diouloulou, Senegal

      Senegal Feb 25, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Does anyone know of any nice accomodation in the small town of Diouloulou in Senegal. Its on the main road from the border town of Sleti, Gambia to Zuguinchor.

      I have passed through it before but never stopped, but I would like to experience this small town if anyone knows of some clean, safe accomodation.

      Many thanks.

      Raykey.

    • direct flights

      Region de Dakar Nov 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      Hello Room, I am seeking a flight from Dakar to Nassau for vacation that does not make american stops,I have been searching on line for weeks but can not seem to find a flight. does anyone have any suggestions.

      4 Answers Nov 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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      shopping for Music and fabric in Senegal

      Senegal Oct 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM

      I´ll be in Senegal shortly, and while I have a tight schedule, I hope to be able to shop for some music and fabric while in Dakar and St. Louis. Can anyone help with addresses and prices I should aim for? Love the Congolese kitenge and Nigerian waxed cotton in particular, and they are more difficult to get in East Africa, so I hope I can go on a shopping spree. I read on LP that there is a shop in St Louis where I might find stuff, but that info is from an edition from 2004, so I have no idea whether it´s still up to date.

      thanks for any input!

    • April NY to dakar how to fly in

      Senegal Oct 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM

      how to???? travel agent?
      Money is an issue..but as my wife and I do not have unlimited time nor strength... direct travel is the goal.. Any input or experience to guide us with would be great. This is proving not an easy thing to plan.. On a budget. My wife and I are traveling to see our kid in the Peace corp. We are interested in comfort, adventure and not too long of trip with many transfers. Direct would be nice but seems impossible.

      I noticed when using an internet flight search engine( booking buddy) , some flights are 20 hours and more. So now I have an idea. But first the easy way:

      The easy way is.... I could fly to DC cheaply and then stay over so we could fly direct ( south African air)the next day. Do you all find it best to book that as a one combined trip ? Searching only NYC to Dakar. Or look for a separate NYC to DC deal, then booking an additional flight to Dakar? Clear?
      So DC is nice but it is not Paris.
      Plan b
      If we skip the DC connection.. it is a long, minimum 6-9 hours layover where ever we go. So maybe I can book a flight that stops in Morocco, or Brussels? Stay a night. Does that usually cost more?

      How does one do that? Airfrance actually has a deal that allows you "multiple" stops so one could stay in Paris for a night and enjoy before moving on. Great and there would be no further questions but the trip back to NY is non direct 20+ hours... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!... So any input? .
      What have you experienced folk done? what would you do?Use a travel agent?

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      7 Answers Oct 28, 2011 at 2:26 AM
    • flying from NY in April

      Senegal Oct 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM

      how to???? travel agent?
      Money is an issue..but as my wife and I do not have unlimited time nor strength... direct travel is the goal.. Any input or experience to guide us with would be great. This is proving not an easy thing to plan.. On a budget. My wife and I are traveling to see our kid in the Peace corp. We are interested in comfort, adventure and not too long of trip with many transfers. Direct would be nice but seems impossible. I noticed when using an internet flight search engine( booking buddy) , some flights are 20 hours and more.

      The easy way is.... I could fly to DC cheaply and then stay over so we could fly direct the next day. Question- Do you all find it best to book that as a one combined trip ? Search only NYC to Dakar. Or look for a NYC to DC deal and then booking a separate flight to Dakar? Clear? If we skip the DC connection.. it is a long, minimum 6-9 hours layover where ever we go. So maybe I can book a flight that stops in Morocco, or Brussels? Stay a night. Does that usually cost more?How does one do that? Airfrance actually has a deal that allows you "multiple" stops so one could stay in Paris for a night and enjoy before moving on. Great and there would be no further questions but the trip back to NY is 20+ hours... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!... So any input? New at this all....
      Ok So what have you experienced folk done? what would you do?Use a travel agent?

      6 Answers Oct 27, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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      Senegal holidays

      Senegal Sep 26, 2011 at 11:46 AM

      Hi All

      I'm looking for a holiday to Senegal. I have been to Gambia, and Senegal is coming up expensive.
      Anyone know of a good travel agent/website for this please
      Thanks in advance

      Bal

    • local tours for cruisers

      Dakar Jan 1, 2011 at 5:51 AM

      hello--we arrive dakar 3/26/11 via cruise ship for 1 day--ship tours SO expensive--are there local tour operators/ taxis on pier to take passengers to area sites? is it safe to do it? are US$ accepted?--thanks

    • Need help finding transportation to Banjul

      Dakar Aug 27, 2010 at 12:18 AM

      I am flying from New York to Dakar en-route to Banjul, Gambia & am having trouble finding a flight or ground transport to Banjul. Can any one give my any info? I arrive around 6am on a Saturday. I will take a bus, or shuttle, but prefer a local flight if possible, and as long as I don't have to sit in the airport for HOURS. I would appreciate any/all help that is worthwhile. Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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      From Maroco/or Canaries to Dakar by ship/train

      Region de Dakar May 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM

      Hi,

      Is there any ship/train connection from Casablanca Maroco, or canary island to Dakar? And what is the weather suggestion for travelling to Dakar in June?

      many thanks!

      5 Answers May 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    • Traveling through airport at Dakar

      Dakar Mar 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM

      I will be traveling from US to Bomako, Mali via Dakar, Senegal. What is the process for travelers in transit after landing at Dakar? Will I be able to check by luggage in US to Bamako or will I have to retrieve luggage in Dakar and recheck? Please advise.

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 12:37 AM