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2 January 2016

The Gambia snapshot

Headed home today, so just a walk on the beach then a taxi to the airport. Wow, every car we’ve been driven in has been so astonishingly knackered, dusty and broken that I’m amazed when they start. This one had an utterly shattered windscreen. A week in The Gambia hasn’t been a great wildlife trip, and not a greatly relaxing holiday either, so the best I can say is that it’s been an interesting glimpse at African life. Most of what we’ve seen is dusty, disorganised and unattractive. People are generally extremely outgoing and friendly, engaging you in conversation without any invitation, and just as generally they are a bit useless. That’s exactly the opposite of Japan, and exactly the opposite of what I like. Here are some photos! : )

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