What Are Your Limits When You Are Married?

One day Deborah and I were at the hotel bar and restaurant with Richard (the guy who was on our plane and staying at the same hotel). We were eating and drinking. At one point Richard got up and went somewhere for about 5-10 minutes. When he came walking back to the table he was with Matthew. We were wondering how he and Richard knew each other. . . Well it turns out that they didn’t know each other. Richard had been near the front entrance fraternising with the security guards as Matthew had walked into the hotel.

The Return Of The Fat Nyash AKA Shark Teefuses

If you ever wondered what happened to the fat nyash Richard dissed his girlfriend for then wonder no more. The lying toads were on our plane home. I call them liars because the night we were speaking to them at the club they told us that they were there for two weeks on business. Well clearly they can’t have been staying for two weeks as they were on our flights to and from and we were only in Gambia for a week.

Attempting to Travel Back To Banjul During The African Union Summit

Jacob is not coming back with us to Gambia. He is having a whale of a time meeting various family members and so decides to stay a bit longer. We are a bit worried because we have no idea how we are getting back. We had a stroke of luck on the way to Dakar in that we got a ride the whole way. We know there is no direct bus to the ferry in Barra but Jacob is quite nonchalant…

Pink Shirt Gangsterism

Camron wearing pink

The car pulls over. I don’t see the driver being signaled to the side of the road, but the next thing I know is he is looking all flustered and anxious. We ask him what is going on and he says that it is the police. I breathe a sigh of relief. If he was planning to do anything dodgy to us then this will surely make him rethink. They speak in Wolof to him and he starts rifling through his glove compartment.

The Psycho Taxi Driver

Gambian Gas Station

Around the corner from where the taxi driver picked us up he pulled into a petrol station. He asked if any of us wanted anything and I jumped from the back seat to make my way into the store to go and get a bottle of water. I stood in the queue for a few minutes before becoming restless. I couldn’t be bothered to stand in the long queue and so made my way back to the car.

Haggling For A Taxi In Senegambia

Gambian Cab

We hailed a cab from outside the hotel which took us directly to the tourist strip. There were not many people out as most of them were probably at the concert. We started off drinking at a Pizzeria. The man serving the drinks seemed to take a liking to me and served me a triple shot instead of a single. (RESULT!) He said he was 28. I thought he was lying because he looked about 40. Deborah said that he must have just had a hard life. Anyhow it made me chuckle. When he served the next drink as a single instead of adding a little extra I was time to move on.

Abandoning Your Girlfriend On Holiday

Locked Out

On our way back to the hotel we see the guy who was with the girl on the plane. We all recognize each other and start talking. We find out his name is Richard. We are all on our way to the hotel and so we walk together. He tells us that he has just come from looking for a gym, but was unsuccessful in getting his workout on as everything was closed because of clean up. I am thinking that the girl is definitely not his girlfriend. How can you be on your first few days on a holiday and you are off out by yourself looking for a gym. Is it that serious?

The Lecherous American Fool in Bakau

Lecherous fool

We arrived in Bakau, Gambia on a Friday night. On Saturday night we hit the road looking for food. Our hotel served no African food, authentic or otherwise. Everything was served with chips (fries) and cabbage. We enter a hotel not too far down the road from us. There is a guy wondering round on the grounds. He is kind of cute and wearing a purple and gold African print shirt. Hmmm… Talent in The Gambia and it’s only the second day. I’m impressed!

The Monarch Airlines Flight To Gambia

Excess luggage

The beauty queen is taking her sweet time checking in as there is now a problem with the letter she has produced which allows her to carry excess luggage at no extra charge. Deborah and I manage to check in at another desk and make our through customs and to the duty free area. After buying random stuff at various shops at the airport we make our way onto the plane, the last to board before the gated closes.