Bijilo Beach Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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we tried lots of beach bars. This one more than any other, maybe it is the coolest hangout, maybe it is because of Skinny
here is Skinny. He made us a seed pod shaker
and told us about BBQ and drumming party on wednesdays
John Raymonds is a good beach bar and it's on the way to Kololi beach. At low tide we walked a few miles and visited the Monkey ...
... which did the short hop to the island.
This island was in Portuguese, French and finally British hands at
different times and had a large fort built on it. Originally it was
used to hold the slaves before shipment abroad and was used for a
short while to stop the slave trade before being superceded by the
new fort at Banjul. Nowadays the fort is in ruins both as a result of
a French bombardment and the natural erosion of the river. In fact
... between players, and the tiny 3 foot wide goals they use. After this we had the best day to date in The Gambia. Drammen invited us back to his home to meet his family including his two fantastic children. We spent the day here playing cards (Guinness brand) and laughing, during which we were treated to an enourmous dish of chicken benechin, a really tasty Gambian dish which Drammen is teaching us to cook next weekend in the bar. True ...
... relaxed compared to Senegal. Fewer people mentioned petty crime as a factor compared to how often it comes up in conversations about Senegal. We do not have a significant sample size to compare the two countries, but V's wallet was stolen at the Banjul Ferry Terminal, making the score one-all. As in the Senegal case, it was a momentary lapse in concentration. V should have taken petty cash out of his wallet in the taxi and put the wallet back in his bag as he ...
Spent the morning topping up my freckles on the beach then L picked us up and took us to Banjul, the capital city.
There's propaganda for the President everywhere - banners on lampposts, huge billboards about the changes he's made and telling Gambians it's their national duty to vote for him. Banjul even has an area called 22 July Square after the date he was elected.
We wandered through Banjul market which ...