Great seaside resort but cloudy

Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
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Trip End Oct 27, 2010


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Flag of Senegal  , La Petite Côte,
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Arrived Mbour during the day for a change. Its a popular beach resort and arriving close to the beach many people recognised Jay. The place is Idyllic and the beach stretches out for miles. Its full of young people busy training. Either for football, Senegalese wrestling or simply to look good and be a successful Sai-Sai. The latter is the word for a player, charmer or smooth operator with the ladies. Me and Jay go for a 35min run and the sun goes down in a spectacular fashion. I grab my camera to immortalise the picturesque scene. Im feeling a bit ill and the run didn't help.

Its back to Yussefs Auberge who is a friend of Jays to get cleaned up. For supper im introduced to some Dibi. Its lamb chopped coarsely with a big machete, thrown on a BBQ while covered in thick paper. This is then served on the same paper with mustard and spicy powder. Quite delicious. Afterwards we go for a quick Flag beer with Yussef and the boys. In the early morning the cleaning lady is busy at her work and has brought a whole load of young girls who are busy helping out. I have some fun with the camera and point it at them. They become extremely interested in my photos of themselves crowding round and laughing at the camera.

We sadly decide to head for Gambia as the weather is pretty bad. The plan was initially to stay and relax in the sun for a bit. This time the road is long and rain is abundant in places During long stretches the amount of potholes is ridiculous and becomes a merry go round of a ride. We do have some fun by thrashing the vehicles in the red and muddy puddles. Its a very remote countryside and it get much greener the further south we go. We arrive at the border at sunset. Again, another border crossing in Africa in the flippin dark. Every single one so far..

The ridiculous delays caused by the ridiculous paperwork and brides demanded by the customs and police are no surprise. On top of that im still feeling ill. The only pleasant aspect is that everyone in Gambia speaks English!
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