Village or town, road or track and even on the beach, cows roam freely in The Gambia. Almost any journey in a vehicle will involve keeping a sharp lookout for bovines, either single specimens or small groups. They will often just sit in the middle of the road.
Long distances, heat, dusty tracks, heavy loads….all part of everyday life.
Wrestling is still a popular sport in The Gambia, although football has become the main attraction, as it has almost everywhere. There is much ritual involved in the wrestling and the object of the exercise is quite simple, get your opponent on the ground. A bit like Sumo in some ways, down and out.
This is Sanyang beach, a two-hour scenic walk from Gunjur village in The Gambia and the scene each Sunday of traditional Gambian wrestling. More of that later.
Here we go from raw ingredients to finished dish for Ben and Jo, courtesy of the fine efforts of Head Chef Alieu.
Palm wine is created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms. Bottles are hung in the trees and the winetappers later collect them.
Seven loves the freshwater pool at Footsteps Eco Lodge, Gunjur, The Gambia.
At Footsteps Eco-Lodge near the village of Gunjur, The Gambia, dinner one evening was accompanied by the dulcet tones of […]
The other choice for a local alcoholic drink in The Gambia is palm wine. It is extracted from the tree […]
At the end of a long day wandering through the rice paddies, forests and fields of The Gambia, what better […]