Im heading back up through the Kairaba and along the little stretch of road called the SeneGambia otherwise known as the strip. At the bottom of the strip is the SenGambia hotel, the first hotel in Kololi and hence the name. The strip is packed with mostly restaurants for all the tourists and a few bars, nightclubs etc.
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I notice quite a few women around Sarjes hotel, old and ugly mostly even a couple of butch lesbian types, some with African men. Gambia like many African and Caribbean resorts has its fair share of female sex tourism. Oh well, live and let live, this was something I would need to get use to and accept, just goes to show underneath they are not much different from their men folk.
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The flight to Gambia or Bangul airport was from Gatwick London and flying with Monarch leaving at 9:30AM. The flight is 6 hours which is not too long another good thing about taking a vacation in this part of West Africa. Even so I paid a premium for extra legroom. Dinner on the flight was included in the package but any drinks or snacks you had to pay for.
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From a UK perspective, there is a great site with loads of money saving tips and a really good section on saving money for travel. Its here I learn about credit cards that you load up with your own cash that give the best exchange rate for using a card and never block as its only your own money. As my holiday to Gambia was a package deal I read the articles on getting the cheapest package deals
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Before travelling to somewhere exotic like Gambia in West Africa the travel advice is to visit your doctor 8 weeks before you leave. The doctor will then determine by country what vaccinations you may need. The last time I saw the doctor relative to travel was early 2002 when I visit Goa in India, which was my first trip to the third world, where I was expected to take anti malaria tablets daily.
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Been considering a return to Africa for a few years now as mongering in other parts of the world has become too commercialised as developing countries economies have vastly improved over the last 10 years. From no kissing in Costa Rica to Gogos full of Coyote dancers or Fuglies in Thailand, the girlfriend experience has all but gone. Africa being the final frontier.
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If you are planning on taking a year out and not sure of the exact date when you will return you will naturally seek out a return flight but with the return date flexible and open. Although this option does seem available with some airlines would appear you have to pay for the flexibility. Continue reading Open Flight Return
Going forward with the new mongerplanet, I want to post short anecdotes accompanied by images that may rarely exceed 250 words. This allows for a much more free format regarding posts, I can post about anything monger related and not have to conform to some self imposed rigid format.
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I am off to Gambia soon, I booked this trip up a few months back. I feel like my life is changing now. The pressure of work reached boiling point and I have now left. We come to an amicable agreement though and am currently on ‘Gardening leave’. So will continue to receive pay for the next couple of months and will be cashing in my shares that have rocketed in recent years, partly due to my contribution 🙂 Continue reading Mid Life Crisis
One should not needlessly awaken overwhelming enmity by inconsiderate behaviour. Neither should one drag them censoriously into the light. Here the climax of darkness has been reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of its own darkness. For evil itself must fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good and thus consumed all the energy to which it owed its own existence and duration.
Welcome to Chapter 2 of Monger Planet, the resurrection.