Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa
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Today we had to go to Banjul after deciding the trip was over. We had to get extensions for our car permits (laisse de passť). The town was very busy and we were stressed to get things done as we have a lot to do. Rushing around town a softly spoken policeman decided to stop us claiming we were speeding. It’s a bit of a discussion and he insists we park up. We explain we must do our paperwork urgently so he lets us park and sort ...
... and the rain has left some enormous puddles and we have a cracking time driving through with our 4x4s observed by the locals. We arrive at Vaccaris house, an old friend of Jays and have some tea. It gets dark and we need to find some accommodation. It’s the famous Sekuta camping owned by a German couple. Its very well organised and clean but has many rules. Jay takes an instant dislike to this.
It is here where our journey takes a major turn. ...
We soon got chatting to a barman. He told us that The Gambia was the first African nation to abolish the death penalty, and then explained a few things about the hotel. It had opened for business in 1988 after the owner had taken out a loan from the Gambian government. Over time the hotel became popular, making lots of money, but the owner refused to pay back his loans. “The hotel was seized by the government,” explained the barman. “And then was taken ...
... want money and generally sounded like a broken record. Eventually got to the bank then he siad hed take us somewhere to have the best meat pies which were actually cold fatayas and charged us 200 dallasis for them when it should have been 60 and stole the 140... not a good first impression and we were pretty ****** off but had some awesome fish and chips at the crown where we ate every night! Thankfully gambia seriously redeemed itself with a ...
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