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The real Gambia experience

A February 2001 trip to Gambia by sasu jatta

Quote: An account of what it's like to spend time living with a Gambian family in their village home.

The real Gambia experience

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The most memorable thing about my experience is how friendly, welcoming, and generous the Gambian people are. They have very little my Western standards, but they have something that we have lost -- a sense of family unity and the ability to enjoy life in spite of their poverty.

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Sasu Jatta is the African name given to me by the Gambian family I have stayed with on several occasions as part of the Tujereng/Hertfordshire Link. I approached my first visit with fear of the unknown. I worried about the insects and the darkness, wondered whether I would like the food, and also how I would cope with the climate. I had a wonderful time and seemed so settled that my host thought I'd been to Africa before! And I'm someone who has to put sun block on to go shopping in the English summer! The journey from Banjul to Tujereng was the most amazing I have ever made. The road surface was orange sand and full of pot holes and bumps. Drivers just drove wherever the surface was smoothes...Read More

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sasu jatta

sasu jatta
St. Albans, United Kingdom

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