First time to Africa

Work is sending me to Dakar, Senegal for 2 days. Is hiding in my hotel room my only option? Any recommendations?

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Only go outside when theres movement. Be sympathetic. Avoid empty places and the night like the plague. Also walk out with only the absolute necessary you need. Go out with your cheapest clothes.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Is hiding in my hotel room my only option? Any recommendations?
    Stop watching FOX news and being a pussy

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Senegal is about as safe as a European country, and much safer than America.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I watched a documentary about immigrants in Norway last night and one of them was from Senegal and kep committing crimes. He was shitting himself at the idea of being sent there and said he can't go there no matter what. Super safe though same as Europe, right

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but Dakar is safe enough (not Euro tier obviously). You could do a lot worse by West African standards.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >shitting himself at the idea of being sent there
        >be criminal
        >in country with soft as shit prison system
        >possibility of being deported to a country with a fricking brutal prison system and capital punishment
        Gee whillikers anon, whoda thunk it?
        Senegal is not South Africa, its Ghana tier, white women go there for sex tourism

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >white women go there for sex tourism
          This is actually true; in Cap Skirring I laughed every time I saw geriatric French women walking hand in hand with their Senegalese boy toys.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like an American, so yeah he was right.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    at the start it will be scary and different, you will get used to it a bit, not totally i could never get over the wienerroaches
    buy a sim card

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    there are lots of black people this will take some getting used to

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of my trip to France, sadly...

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Keep in mind, no one uses deodorant in Africa.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        they dont smell

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Look at this lying pavement ape. Big yikes.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            ok moron

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      My mom says there's a lot of black people in Africa

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      any qts or are the girls there ugly?

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Senegal for work
    Are you a hitman?

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I've been to Dakar, there are white people everywhere. For French expats, it's basically what Mexico City is for Americans. Hustlers will try to scam you, but that's the extent of the sketchiness. You're not the main character of a film; nobody will give a frick about you and your Indiana Jones LARP fantasies about being the first white person an African has ever seen are a product of your own ego, and are not the fault of the Senegalese.
    Dakar has good nightlife/live music and decent seafood, but otherwise there's nothing very interesting there.

    Actually, there is one life-threatening danger in Dakar: There are no crosswalks across the highways which divide the city, people drive like typical Africans, and if you're out at night many cars don't have headlights. Worst urban planning I've ever seen, and I've been to some real shitholes.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of work requires you to be sent to another country, but takes less than 2 days to do?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      business meeting idk

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >spending thousands of dollars on a meeting instead of just doing it online at near-zero cost
        I'm guessing you already told them how illogical this is, but they want to send you there anyway?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe he's a boomer and did this before Zoom actually made that a viable option

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          You really don't understand how businesses work do you. When you're talking about dealings worth millions or billions, thousands is literally irrelevant in cost, if it gives even a 1% better performance it is economically worth it, and meeting in person makes a much bigger difference than 1%

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe inspect some local mines or factories.

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    If you wanna waste your opportunity to try something new, by all means, go ahead. Alternatively go out to eat, do some sight seeing etc. Might as well enjoy yourself whilst there

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that Senegalese seafood is worldclass tier. Lots of peanut based stuff as well on account of French imperialists turning half of the country into a peanut plantation back in the day.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't say it's world-class but it's decent. Locally, most fishermen use static gill-nets to catch fish, which means the fish could have been dead for days before it makes it to your plate, hardly fresh. Shellfish is usually fresher; you can get a big crab or bucket of tiger prawns grilled for you right on the beach for like $4. I've literally never seen a Senegalese eat seafood other than in a thieboudienne dish; pic related.

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Since this is an Africa thread, does anyone have any travel experience in Africa, particularly in Cape Town (pic related)? Working there for six months, and I don’t know much about the place, other than there’s a lot of beaches, wine, and very beautiful women (and men, if that floats your boat); what else might there be to do that’s not just for tourists, especially if my pale and homely English friends visit and would like to be entertained? Also I can speak some Dutch; would that help with Afrikaans?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >does anyone have any travel experience in Africa,
      lots
      >particularly in Cape Town
      none

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