Shining Shimmering Splendid (Hotel) | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Another very late review. Hotel Splendid is the official residence of  the mining company where I am working at until the Al Qaeda attack last January 15, 2016. The main target is this 4-star hotel at the center of Ouagadougou. Maybe because this is where diplomats, businessmen and other important people stay when in Ouagadougou, … Continue reading Shining Shimmering Splendid (Hotel) | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

My love-hate relationship with French (not the fries)

So I'm stuck for another more year here in Burkina Faso. A West-African French-speaking country. I've been here for over a year now. Because of that, everyone expects me to speak fluent French now. I also thought I can do a year and emerge victorious and with a new learned language in my pocket. But … Continue reading My love-hate relationship with French (not the fries)