Where do I begin to tell you about our trip to The Gambia? Everytime I’m there it’s so overwhelming and this time even more so since Sally was with us. Also my mum and sister came along with us for a week. The Gambia is so different from everything I know, yet I feel very much at home and I feel very welcomed there. Of course we spent a lot of time visiting family. I really have to step up when it comes to learning Mandinka because next time I want to be able to speak with all of them. Most people there speak English, but since Modou is with us the conversation always switches to Mandinka after the usual greeting phrases.
Travelling with a toddler was of course challengeing. Keeping Sally from not putting cigarette buts in her mouth, not falling down stairs or not putting her fingers in poorly installed electrical outlets was taking a lot of energy, but also, I’m so proud of Sally because she was a true joy to travel with. Even though she didn’t really wanted to be held by strangers (which you can understand) she charmed everybody with her bright personality.
I really wanted to blog during the trip but I couldn’t find a strong enough wifi. But here are some photos from our fantastic two weeks there. I wish I could go back soon.
Modou and Sally with Modou’s aunt and mum.