Since my time in Gambia I have noticed there are similarities between Gambia and Britain and the Gambians and the British people. One of the strangest being the fact Gambian people drink as much tea as the British, another similarity is the Gambian people have the same sense of humour as the British do, they joke around, tease each other and use sarcasm in the same way British people would with each other.
Back in 2009 we followed (from the comfort of our air-conditioned office, you understand) Jason and Helen Florio on their epic 700 mile walk around The Gambia. Not content with completing that great journey and returning with some extraordinary photographs and a soon-to-be-published book, the couple are soon to embark on an even more arduous and trailblazing voyage: a 1000km odyssey from the source of the River Gambia in Guinea to where the river flows into the sea on the Gambian coast.
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It’s always a real treat to get some news ‘from the front line’ as it were, and over the next couple of months we’re lucky to be able to feature a series of guest posts from Rhiannon Lewis. Rhiannon is living in the Brufut area for the next 3 months, working at the Lemon Creek Hotel and also taking on some volunteering work. It’ll be great to see how she progresses and what she learns about the Gambian way of life as she goes. Over to you, Rhiannon!