Coconut Residence

Kololi, Gambia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kololi

When You Wish Upon a Michelin Star

A travel blog entry by joseph.heskin


... lie of being the only ones in the city (based on never seeing any others), but here they were about 30 of them sitting round the bar. Turns out the bloody place is infested with them, but they rarely if ever venture past the compound walls. Even their beach is cordoned off from us mere mortals, but weirdly the cordon doesn't run down to the see, it just ropes off about 20ftx20ft of sand, so you can walk in front of them ...

English Spoken Here!

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... place. For this service, she earned the ire of the touts on both sides of the border who felt robbed of their business. She also helped bargain with the shared taxi driver for the half hour ride to the Barra river front and then the ferry across to Banjul. The ferry crawled from Barra to Banjul in 90 minutes. This was clearly the longest time we have ever taken to get to a place which was visible to us from the starting point. We just made it to our hotel ...

Market day in Banjul

A travel blog entry by emsys

... about football (everyone supports MUFC) and watched them sew.

Midday temperature was 40 degrees so we took a dip in the pool then lazed on the beach for the rest of the afternoon. L picked up our evening meal order from his sister-in-law (fish patties for the boys, rice and chicken wings for me) before heading to the bar to watch more African dancing. Starring me, again and after a bit of persuading (dragging) A and L up ...

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 ...

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