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Travel Blogs from Toubakouta
Our joyful reunion was in try Banjul airport style: Him standing for two hours waiting for luggage in the steaming heat, me climbing up onto a post to try to see him, frantically waving through the crowd, pushing through the throng and me jumping like a monkey into his arms.... ignoring the backpack, day pack and cardboard tube for my precious …
... boys of 12 and younger selling drinks and biscuits.
In the end we had to wait for 9 hours
and then the we were asked for a bribe to get on the ferry as we were
so big. They missed out on that, but we found we were a bit lucky
since the commercial trucks were not being allowed on at all and
there were over 100. Each of the 3 ferries can only take 2 fully
loaded trucks! Once we got on the ferry they wanted ...
Heading back to the Ghana Embassy for
our visa. In all we have had to wait 12 days for the carnet and
visa's here. We took a different route back from the lake and went
round the other side of it. This led to several small villages where
the people seemed to be living one on top of the other, but they all
... who kept it in tip top condition. We only had to re proof the canvas (which began to leak on a trial expedition to Devon) and install a mosquito net before it was ready for an African Adventure. The Eezi Awn website does plug the option of a 'shower skirt' but we have found this to be unnecessary. If you are wild camping you will probably be in the middle of nowhere so will be able to enjoy showering naked with ...
... We learned how the new Top Dog of Senegal, whom they call Macky Sall, is quite ferocious towards other Top Dogs who do not want to eat from the same dog bowl as him. Apparently, he has not helped Toubakouta which hangs on in there in a state of 'cat-astrophe', which, for once, the feline has no responsibility for. The humans can only get their dosh and dinner from fishing (for real, not paper fish) and a little tourism. ...