"visit a family" The Gambia Things to Do Tip by susu77

The Gambia Things to Do: 171 reviews and 376 photos

If you get a oppoturnity to visit somebodys (that you trust) home, just use it.
On our second night out we were lucky to meet Cham. He lives now in Holland but was very nice and kind to spent one day of his two week vacation in Gambia with us. That day he also took us to visit his extented family which included about 50 people, mostly wonderful,happy children. Everybody had their flats round shared courtyard. Homes were very small, colourful and cosy.
On the yard there was also a shelter for their pet goats. Interesting was that the goats always spent their days hanging around the city and then come back home for the night.
We found the open-air toilets (holes) and bathrooms also quite exotic.
The visit made me think do we really need all this material junk to be happy...

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  • Written Apr 6, 2007
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