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Travel Blogs from Serekunda
... our way down. The military statues and parade grandstand seem to reflect the the the ego and masculinity of the country's leader -whose photos on huge billboards could be seen almost everywhere- than the country's national identity and heritage.
TRIP TO SOUTHERN SENEGAL
Amazingly it took around 1 & 1/2 hours from Banjul to the Gambia / Senegal border. The border formalities are pretty quick and effective; there aren't the long and pointless delays associated with ...
... told us about the Jokor Club, so we decided to check it out. There was a nice outdoor garden bar and an empty dance floor. After enjoying a cold beer, we continued on our way. We took a taxi to our accommodations, the Bungalow Beach Hotel. Throughout the city, beautiful silk cotton trees grew and sprouted colorful blooms. On Sundays there are wrestling matches in which local Gambians compete.
... pay a bit and add time to your cell phone. Without a doubt, cell phones have been a huge success here and obviously continue to be a huge money maker for the companies, a small money maker for street vendors and a life changer for the people who use them. So, back to billboards: I have to admit that I never really thought about them as a positive indicator of anything but perhaps I’m wrong!
Hope this wasn’t too long and boring.
Love to all,
To most British tourists, The Gambia (a former British colony which gained its independence in 1965) is an accessible package holiday destination, a step (but only a small one) above the bucket and spade destinations offered by Spain, Greece and Turkey. Oddly though, it also has a shady reputation as a country where older white women can meet young Gambian men. Like their male counterparts who flock to the fleshpots of Bangkok, these women are the sex tourists of West Africa.
The final whistle looms like an omen...over...Game Over.
Arriving at our lovely 'luxury budget' abode, we were excited to see an array of DVDs that we found time to indulge in as it has been a while. Despite its status as the BIGGEST, BADDEST city in Africa, Dakar didn't freak us out all that much in the end and in fact we rather enjoyed its bustling vibes and various street sellers ...