Gaoua's centre is really very compact and therefore easy to walk around. Apart from the market area which comes alive in daytime, the dusty streets are nice to walk around aimlessly just to soak up the atmosphere. Soon we found out we were the only foreigners there, something very pleasing for the children that formed hordes around us!
This is where our driver took us for dinner when we arrived in late afternoon in Gaoua.
It is situated in the city centre on the main road.
The portions were generous, though the chicken was (as usual) with minimal meat on and too hard to chew. Excellent couscous. Prices a bit expensive when compared to other dining options
We were really very anxious to find out a live music scene in Gaoua, but unfrotunately it was not a weekend so we had to limit our options. After driving around in the dusty streets for some time trying to find where to have a drink with music, we ended up to Cafetariat (don't ask me directions I felt completely lost) which is more or less like a rundown canteen. We asked for music and they were happy enough to play it loudly for us...
But the highlight was the lady that came to take over the charge of the canteen, who was cheerfully dancing to the sounds of music. She even invited my travelmate to dance along!