I slept long and by the time I got up the sun was very much up. I took a stroll down the deserted beach before returning to my room to freshen up. After brekkie, I checked Eumeuh and discovered another guy at the reception. He told me Eumeuh would come later in the afternoon.
I called Adama and he instead asked me to come over to his office on Rue Blaise Diagne. I don’t know anywhere here, dude! He told me it was pretty easy, I should take a cab. I asked the guy at the reception to call a cabbie and soon I was on my way to meet Adama.
It was past midday and being a Friday, it will soon be time for the Juma’at prayers, Adama pointed out when I got to his place. He told me we could do a tour of the island later in the day when the sun was no longer as intense as it was. Adama is not a bad guy, but he didn’t seem to understand that I was time bound. I had imagine we could explore places like Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Langue de Barbarie, etc. I understand though. Friday prayers couldn’t be missed.
I took a walk around parts of the island before returning to the hotel. I noticed the shops and market emptied and no one was available to sell because it was prayer time, and I needed to get a new adapter. Eumeuh was around, by the time I got back to the hotel. We got talking and he mentioned Club Papayer, because I told him I needed to get contacts of the various night spots. He gave me his number and asked me to call him in the evening, he would come and take me there.
I went to my room and took some rest. Later around 16:00hrs, I called Adama if he was ready, and he said I should start coming. This guy drives a hard bargain. I made my way out of Hotel Djamarek and hurried along Rue Hydrobase since I couldn’t get a taxi. I eventually rode on a calèche and met Adama at the foot of the old bridge waiting with a calèche. He is a very knowledgeable guide in spite of everything.
Later in the evening, we went to the various night spots, but they were much low-keyed. It was Friday. I returned to the hotel and called Eumeuh. He came over and we went to Club Papayer. It was empty.