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Though Banjul is the capital, Serrekunda is the largest city in Gambia. It is a very short, 13 dalasi taxi ride from Banjul. We visited the batik factory, but it wasn't exactly an operational factory. Women stood outside a vacant building selling batiks. We walked around the city and checked out the market. People were much pushier here than in …
... 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,
Next morning its an early wake-up call to clear out the vehicles, get them cleaned and fuelled up. The exhaust gets repaired pretty quickly not far from the camping. Obviously everything gets delayed and we spend ages cleaning the cars. We get some cheap food in Senegambia and I donate some clothes and loose ends to the poor family who own the small shack of a restaurant. Its about 4pm till we finally leave the camping and ...
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.
... from Scrabble to shoes!
After a few days of Dakar, we escaped along the coast and on to the Ile
De Goree, an island half an hour off the mainland. Mad being so close
yet so far as we watched the sunset from the sanctuary of our island
life. It is an absolute haven from the drag of Dakar and did us the
world of good. Going swimming, sampling the local cuisine and commune