Music

Play it again, Lamin

At Footsteps Eco-Lodge near the village of Gunjur, The Gambia, dinner one evening was accompanied by the dulcet tones of Lamin and his ‘Kora’, a 21-string harp-like instrument. I managed to record one of the songs on my phone, and here it is....
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Travel

Wine straight from the tree

The other choice for a local alcoholic drink in The Gambia is palm wine. It is extracted from the tree by palm winetappers, men who climb the trunk using a strap made from rope or leaves called a kajandak. They tap the tree just below the flower-stalk and attach...
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Travel

Julbrew

At the end of a long day wandering through the rice paddies, forests and fields of The Gambia, what better than a cold, refreshing bottle of local nectar?. There may only actually be one option, Julbrew, but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment in the slightest! Makes life quite...
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Oddities

Spot the Dog

I was sitting having a coffee in Plaza Cantarero, Nerja, and decided to take a few shots of the fountain, including some close-ups. When I was going through them I immediately saw a dog!...
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