Tag: West Africa

September 16, 2018

  Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea (of the Conakry variety). Those (few) people who had visited this part of the world had warned me about the incessant delays, false dawns, fallacious promises, and rough terrains. They were only half-right. Yes, travel could be slow, but there were often solutions (e.g. paying for the empty seat of the souped-up Peugeot 305 ‘bus’ that is your only mode of transport). Yes, there were lies (e.g. The Gambian footballer who claimed he was a national treasure and everyone in his home country knew who he was: they didn’t). Yes, the terrain could give…