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Trip Start Sep 08, 2006
24Trip End ??? ??, 2007
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Gambians traditionally live in compounds with a number of houses/huts gathered around a shared yard.
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?)