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Health And Getting Around In The Gambia

GAMBIA | Sun, 19 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [298]

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from areas with risk of yellow fever transmission. This is particularly relevant for those travelling to The Gambia from neighbouring African countries. Water borne diseases and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, gambia, health, the-gambia, travel-safety

Local Laws In Gambia

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 19 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [258]

The Gambia is a predominantly Islamic Country and local laws and customs reflect this. You should be respectful of local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend other cultures ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, customs, gambia, laws, the-gambia, travel-safety

Up River

GAMBIA | Mon, 16 Jun 2008 | By kenton | Views [858]

Yesterday we took a Pirogue up river through the dense mangroves to reach an area of high gallery forest. Despite being nearly 40 degrees on our trip up the river it was much cooler in here. Our guides, Alfa and Samba were excellent, being able to tell ... Read more >

Tags: forests, gambia, international tree foundation, kartong, trees

Kartong 12/6/08

GAMBIA | Thu, 12 Jun 2008 | By kenton | Views [882]

The first rains arrived today, and it is a humid 28 degrees. We spent the day just outside Kartong yesterday talking to one of the Alaklo's (village elders) about the community forest and about what has happened in the last year. The firebrakes that ... Read more >

Tags: gambia, international tree foundation, kartong, trees

Kartong Community Forest

GAMBIA | Mon, 9 Jun 2008 | By kenton | Views [774] | Comments [1]

After what seems like an age of planning, writing, phone calls and e-mails, today I finally set off for The Gambia. I've travelled there before, in 2005, overland from the UK in a beat up truck across Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal. Im ... Read more >

Tags: forest trees kartong, gambia, international tree foundation

and that's what it's all about.

GAMBIA | Sat, 9 Oct 2004 | By ejpredny | Views [218]

when i am traveling, there are some things that come back to me very easily- being able to work around not having street signs and only one bad map- and things that I forget how difficult and how long it takes to get over- the culture shock of ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, gambia, koalack, predny, senegal, tanji

when life immitates English Lit.

GAMBIA | Sun, 3 Oct 2004 | By ejpredny | Views [380]

so the paradise inn was of course not so paradise-y. no water, no electricity, a no go. but being as how i had already walked two miles from the road with my pack on, i was loathe to give up and they sent me over to the kairo gardens, where i stayed ... Read more >

Tags: banjul, emily predny, gambia, predny, tanji

 

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