Kairaba Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Serekunda
... of insurgents from some of the Jola people of Cassamance who are fighting for an indepent homeland from Senegal. The Jola people complain of unfair treatment and discrimination from the Senegalese government. One only has to visit the fishing village of Kafountine to witness the relative poverty and lack of development in the Jola areas. A number of the Jola people have retained their African Animist religion whilst the majority of the Senegalese and Gambian peoples are adherents of ...
... bought bikes and wandered on the terrible roads outside the city. Along the way we ran into some other travelers who gave us directions to an art village. Curiosity peeked, we decided to check it out. Tijuring is exactly as it sounds- a village dedicated to art. There we met Etu, an artist who makes environmental paintings. These paintings reflect how people feel while surrounded by the lush nature of the village. ...
... was fitted with those reflector cats-eyes in a very orderly fashion. Wow, I thought to myself!
Soon we arrived at the ferry port of Barra that would take us and our vehicles across to the other side in 45mins to get to Banjul. While waiting a young customs officer approaches the car wearing an ID badge and wants to search the car. Once again, in a very polite and professional manner. I’m pleasantly surprised by all this. We head off to Kanifing, ...
... now and again small mosques reminded us that were in a Muslim country, with about 85% of the population following the teachings of Muhammad.
When looking at a map of West Africa, The Gambia is a tiny sliver of a country whose borders follow the River Gambia eastwards. “The reason it's so thin,” I told Angela, “is because of the British. They measured how far a cannon ball could travel from the river and that's where they put the border. At least according ...
... and leaving wasn't easy at all.
Anyway, we had
diving in Dakar to distract us and so soon settled into the incredible
Oceanium right beside the sea and sorted ourselves out with a
dive...back out at gorgeous Goree...couldn't keep us away eh! Being
back beneath the waves was wicked and as ever worlds away from any
experience on land. Lovely!