Gambia

Jinack Island: A Getaway in Gambia

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Jinack Island: A Getaway in Gambia

Jinack Island: A Getaway in Gambia Jinack Island in Gambia It would be impossible to find Jinack for almost anyone except for the native people who have grown up paddling their hand-carved pirogues through the passageways of sandbars, mangroves, and still stretches of water. Luckily for us, a long-time friend of Peace Corps volunteers Yankuba Mane greeted us warmly as we climbed unsteadily into his rocking wooden boat. “Ladies first,” said Yankuba in his chipper Gambian English. He motioned for me to sit at the front of the pirogue. I took my...

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My Red Hot Pants in Gambia

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My Red Hot Pants in Gambia

My Red Hot Pants in Gambia It was already odd that I was on water skis pulled behind a motorboat driven by a stranger named Ali. However, the actual ridiculousness of my situation was due in large part to my bottom half clad in sparkling red spandex pants. This is definitely not what I had in mind when I pictured The Gambian River but I’ll take it! I have only one explanation for my choice in attire: On the 4th of July, birthday of the great nation I call home, Peace Corps volunteers and ex-pats alike begin to realize that wieners on the...

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