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Trip Start Sep 08, 2006
Trip End ??? ??, 2007

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Here a few shots of round and about my current abode:

Gambians traditionally live in compounds with a number of houses/huts gathered around a shared yard. The compound yard is the centre of all activities - cooking, washing, meeting etc.

My compound is a small one with only three houses occupied by myself, my landlady and her family, and another VSO vol - Alvean who is a deaf volunteer from Ireland.

My compound is located in a relatively wealthy area of the Kombos and has luxuarys such as sporadic running water and electricity.

I'm also lucky enough to be close to the beach.

I have a gas cooking range but I'm mostly too scared to use it.

I share my house with:
- Plagues of ants
- a number of ghekos, all named Bob
- the odd cockroach
- any VSO vol too lazy to walk home (my house is very central and has a spare room)

plus as of 22nd Jan 2006 I have now been adopted by a small but stubborn kitten who resisted my attempts to reject him(/her?)

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