Bijilo Beach Hotel
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Hello from The Gambia in Africa,
We have been ported in The Gambia for the day to refuel the ship. Though we have not been allowed off of the ship I still find it super cool that Senegal surrounds where I currently am. My mom was born in Dakar, Senegal and I have always wanted to go there and see where she grew up.
I played soccer AND basketball today, so multitalented…
... the owner watching the whole time looked horrified "you don't want anything?" At this stage we were too hungry and couldn't be bothered explaining that no portion size of nothing was enough to satisfy our appetite.
Restaurant No2: "The Aryan Enclave - a key member of the Fawlty Towers & Butlins Group"
-This is the largest (only) hotel in Banjul. It's a beach side complex with swimming pool etc. A lot ...
... no clear barrier. If we had wanted, we could have easily walked across without getting stamped in either office. Instead of officials who check your passports, you get hassled by touts wanting to change your money or take you to Dakar or Barra. If we were not careful, we could have been bundled into a Sept Place all the way back to Dakar! Concentrating hard is the need for the hour and we came across (literally) admirably with our goal of entering The Gambia. We ...
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 ...
Took a coach to Gatwick at an ungodly hour ready for our 8am flight. On the plus side I was so tired I fell asleep as soon as we boarded the plane and woke up with only 2 hrs of the flight left. Felt like VIPs when we arrived at Banjul airport. Lamin's, my brother's Gambian friend who's with us sister works at the airport so she took us through security and got one ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking