Coconut Residence

Kololi, Gambia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kololi

Minarets and Medicine

A travel blog entry by joseph.heskin

... a combo of nurses and soldiers. Being some of
the only whites resident in Banjul (almost all are on the coast) we
stand out a bit.
The hospital is interesting, nothing as bad as we had been led to expect, and we're getting used to the African pace of medicine. If it weren't for the heat I'd say glacial.
Anna and I are based on the male internal medicine ward, while Kev and Lauren are in the Paediatric unit. We haven't had ...

English Spoken Here!

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... responsibility to take precautions. However, it is undeniable that any lapse in concentration "will" (not may) result in the theft of your property in this region. To give credit where it is due, the policemen were extremely helpful and even got us the ferry tickets for which he had taken cash out in the first place. A small gesture, but saved us the trouble of standing in the same queue just after losing one's wallet there. And, oh, the wallet only contained ...

African adventure

A travel blog entry by emsys

... assistants to carry our bags to the car. Windows down, reggae blaring like local rudeboys we headed off to our villYa in Kololi. There are lots of kids wandering the streets, along with random cattle, goats and huge termite mounds along the way. The girls at the petrol station were giggling and touching Austin as they'd "never met a white man before." Our villa is ...

What an excellent holiday!

A travel blog entry by mothman

... we used a small booth that also did 48. In Senegambia the hotel did 47.6; 48 was easy to get on strip, but Barry’s offered a bit more (also cheapest large water at 25D).

We stayed B&B, which meant that we tried local restaurants for food. Can't rememebr the names of places we went except for Ali Babas which was fine, and the one with a garden was good. Jasmina was fine for a drink, we kept our spending to below 250 dalesi for a meal ...

Great place

A travel blog entry by mothman

... here.

Internet expensive here, but free at all other hotels we went too. This is one reason why we only rated 4 out of 5. They need to address this to be on par with the others. Safe free, as it was at Ocean Bay. Senegambia charged.

Mosquitos are about at dusk and can be annoying. But they spray them with ‘Bop’ whilst you’re at dinner. We bought a can (50D) which was useful for the rest of our trip.
Exchange rate of 47.5 to ...

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