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Bobo-Dioulasso , Ouagadougou

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Travel time: November 2000

Its more relaxing to travel here than in Senegal or Mali because the locals are more reserved and its cheaper too.

Hotel Central, Tel: 970147, has rundown room with fan, mosquito net and own shower for 5.00 / 7.500 / 10.000 CFA for 1 / 2 / 3 persons. No more aircon or restaurant. Its not that bad here. Across the street is the restaurant Bon Cafe which serve large beer for 475 CFA and omelet for 400 till midnight and breakfast early morning.

Nearby the hotel in walking distance operate company Sogebaf busses to Ouagadougou six times a day for 5.000 CFA and they leave on schedule. It was 6 hours ride including a lunch break in between.

Hotel Delwende on Rue Patrice Lumumba, Tel: 308757, has clean and air-conditioned rooms with balcony and own shower for 11.000 CFA for a double. Its 3.800 for a additional person. With fan but no balcony its 7.000 / 9.000 for single / double. Dormitory is 3.000 CFA each. Add 500 CFA skin tax per person. Large beer for 650 and breakfast with an omelet for 1.200 will be served on the balcony if you have one. The staff is friendly and helpful and its 100 meters to the big bazaar. Stay away from that hotel when you know that some demonstration is going on because the air might be exchanged into tear gas.

Restaurant L´Eau Vive Burkinabè at Rue Place du Marche, Tel: 306303, serve very tasty menu for 3.500 to 4.500 CFA for the Plate de Jour. Lunch is available from 12 am to 2 pm and dinner from 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm but its closed on Sunday. Its located north side of the big bazaar.

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