Travel Blogs from Gambia

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Hospital visits or hitting real life at 100 mph, Fajara, Gambia travel blog

Hospital visits or hitting real life at 100 mph

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Black Mamba surprise - yikes!, Abuko, Gambia travel blog

Black Mamba surprise - yikes!

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Early rise to the southern slither, Banjul, Gambia travel blog

Early rise to the southern slither

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Lovely lovely offers on the menu, Senegambia, Gambia travel blog

Lovely lovely offers on the menu

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... - the crocodile (export) and blue kingfisher (lite beer). I'm not sure if there are fewer hippos or hippo-beers in Gambia - a shame either way! Impressive stuff that such a small developing country should produce three local beers on a large scale, ...

Walking into town is the best way to arrive, Tendaba, Gambia travel blog

Walking into town is the best way to arrive

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No bags, time to get some clothes made!, Serrekunda, Gambia travel blog

No bags, time to get some clothes made!

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A quick stop on the way, donkeys included, Jammeh Kunda, Gambia travel blog

A quick stop on the way, donkeys included

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Hospitals and bottle stores seem to be the calling of all travellers on rickerty buses. We also found quite a correlation to donkeys and children. The Gambia really is ...

I'm Famous, Takoradi, Ghana travel blog

I'm Famous

A travel blog entry by johnnyc

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Yey finally my big break Im on the BBC!! well click on this and scroll down to find "Jonathan Chatterton" So I spent one night In Accra and concluded I do in fact hate it, it has so much more than lome in so many ways but the 45 minute traffic jams ...

buguma nibi, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

buguma nibi

A travel blog entry by adminor

... workshop and its planning we'd really shared substantial, real benefits with the students in Voice. Our experiences in The Gambia are often frustrating and confusing, and in the often overwhelming swarm of evidence of poverty and lacking public services ...

buguma nibi, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

buguma nibi

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... workshop and its planning we'd really shared substantial, real benefits with the students in Voice. Our experiences in The Gambia are often frustrating and confusing, and in the often overwhelming swarm of evidence of poverty and lacking public services ...

Allgemeines zu Gambia II, Kololi, Gambia travel blog

Allgemeines zu Gambia II

A travel blog entry by brisko

... ist. Wann genau Regen- bzw. Trockenzeit auftreten, ist in Afrika von Region zu Region unterschiedlich. Hier in Gambia - wie im Grossteil Westafrikas - ist das ziemlich klar aufgeteilt: Regenzeit von April bis September, Trockenzeit von Oktober bis ...

The Left Hand to BJL, Banjul, Gambia travel blog

The Left Hand to BJL

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... Ansumana drove us to Banjul. The border was tricky. We should have been issued transit visas as we were not staying in the Gambia overnight. However, the border agents claim that you have to use a different road if you want a transit visa. This particular ...

nungee dem si country bi, Samito and Senbira, Gambia travel blog

nungee dem si country bi

A travel blog entry by adminor

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... few attempts and improvisations, we were able to get the tire back on. I really do think we're all getting used to the Gambia though, because we almost seemed to expect the delay, and just turned it into an opportunity to check out the scenery, lie in ...

BVAWT003 - GBYD, Banjul, Gambia travel blog

BVAWT003 - GBYD

A travel blog entry by bva

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Banjul Airport (BJL) to Kafountine, Banjul, Gambia travel blog

Banjul Airport (BJL) to Kafountine

A travel blog entry by cpricci

... has no tolerance for child sexual abuse. Its an English speaking country and attracts European visitors to resorts there.    Gambia customs was a cinch. A transit visa (exiting the Gambia same day) was free. I barely needed to tell the agent ...

nungi fi...but not exactly jama rek, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

nungi fi...but not exactly jama rek

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... , black. The night club, like many businesses in the area, is owned by what is a sort of Lebanese refugee elite in the Gambia. From a couple vague comments we've heard, it seems they stand out in the society to a certain extent, which is renowned for its ...

It all started w/ a broken juju: malaria upcountry, Janjangburee, Gambia travel blog

It all started w/ a broken juju: malaria upcountry

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The following will be a shamelessly self-pitying entry. If you want a more objective one move onto number 11. It all started with a broken juju. Gambians believe strongly in Jujus, charm-like accessories that give different benefits to the ...

Allgemeines zu Gambia, Kololi, Gambia travel blog

Allgemeines zu Gambia

A travel blog entry by brisko

... , wie toll die Fluege von Brussels Airlines nach Afrika sind oder wie ueberzeugt der pseudo-demokratisch regierende Praesident ist, Gambia zu einer oekonomischen Supermacht des 21. Jahrhunderts zu machen (natuerlich...). Der Verkehr in den Staedten ist ...

A New Country, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

A New Country

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... read that Gambian roads were worse than Senegal roads so much so that you would travel in Senegal to get between points in the Gambia. This truth quickly became apparent. Huge potholes forced us to drive half on, half off on the dusty shoulder for much of ...

Mozzies, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

Mozzies

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... to pay it. Back at the hotel, a relaxing afternoon ensued with a serious reconnoitering meeting. We were both kinda bummed with Gambia and the impossibility of getting anywhere, and the lack of things to do. We came up with a plan, though it ...

Travel, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

Travel

A travel blog entry by kally563

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Our tour and travel through the Sine-Saloum Delta began only 40 minutes late this morning. Not bad. Jimmy met us down by the water and saw us into a boat with a driver and French-speaking guide. We made a quick stop about five minutes away from town for ...

Introduction Reading for Day 2, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

Introduction Reading for Day 2

A travel blog entry by mafoley

... after-school job is not typical. If there are no responsibilities to attend to, you have a free afternoon to enjoy, and The Gambia is a great place to while away an afternoon. Younger brothers, sisters, and cousins will be playing in the compound or in ...

Introduction Reading for Day 4, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

Introduction Reading for Day 4

A travel blog entry by mafoley

... seem a bit like exercises out of a workbook), it was important context for understanding the current form of government... Gambia has a history of centralized rule; it was a province under a couple strong empires, including the Songhai empire. Vassals ...

Going, Going, GHANA!, Takoradi, Gambia travel blog

Going, Going, GHANA!

A travel blog entry by meredithvoss

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Where do I start…wow, sitting down to write about my experience in Africa so far is extremely overwhelming for me.  I have so much to say, so many feelings, and don’t know how I will ever be able to put it all down on paper.  How ...

10 ridiculous things a day, Serekunda, Gambia travel blog

10 ridiculous things a day

A travel blog entry by adminor

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... I have these moments. They're better than pictures when it comes to trying to capture time here before it's December and Gambia is just a memory that I'll rant enthusiastically about to anyone who mentions it. But one example of these moments that ...

Past the smiles...out and about in the Gambia, Serekunda to Tijuring, Gambia travel blog

Past the smiles...out and about in the Gambia

A travel blog entry by adminor

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... the Child Protection Agency, helping at local schools -- and I'm starting to feel so much more that I'm actually inside The Gambia, that I have a place and a purpose here. And, after a slightly hectic but completely rewarding process of buying a bike ...

Goodbye, Gambia, Kololi, Gambia travel blog

Goodbye, Gambia

A travel blog entry by brisko

... anfangen. Morgen Mittag geht dann mein Flieger nach Freetown in Sierra Leone. Damit endet also meine Zeit hier in Gambia. War ein verdammt interessanter Monat und eine gute Einfuehrung in den Kontinent. Und wie schnell die vier Wochen vorbeigingen! Es ...

On our way to GHANA!, Takoradi, Gambia travel blog

On our way to GHANA!

A travel blog entry by meredithvoss

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Feb 6th We arrive in Ghana tomorrow morning at 8am.  We have been on the ship for nine days strait now and everyone is getting a bit antsy.  The food is starting to taste a little bland, the sun has not been shining as much, and classes have ...

The Long Haul., Lamin, North Kombo., Gambia travel blog

The Long Haul.

A travel blog entry by ricgrey

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The Long ...

Leybato paradise found, Fajara, Gambia travel blog

Leybato paradise found

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... found! We arrived at Fajara beach at 10 o'clock at night, ten hours after we arrived at the other side of the Gambia River. Ten hours of African waiting time, made all the more galling by other tourists bribing and getting ahead of us, all the ...

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