You can go to the river bank and watch the north bank in the Lamin Koto side. This river is very beautiful and is full of hippos. you can ask people to take you there paying a bit of money you will agree BEFORE YOU GO! remember that. also remember the majority of the youngters that make their living as guides are only interested in smoking drug so...more
If you're coming Souht from senegal and like me, the first full time stop was in Georgetown, you'll enjoy seeing how do local people live and socialize each other. This is the main street Finlay street. You have many sops where you can buy almost everything.On the picture is the part of the city almost near the Slave House, close to the police...more
The city is very cheerfull. Houses are always painted in very coloured colours which will give you relax feeling and hapiness. Altouhg peopl dont seem to be as happy as the colour on their houses.This house on the picture is located on the main street of findlay street.more
This is the picture of the wooden house. You can read a bit of the story of this place. It seems that in the process of liberating slaves back in 1832, they had the first 200 ones comming here and hosues like this were built to them to leave happy and prosper on their diserved freedom.more
This is the historical wooden house of the Maccarthy Island. It seems this was one of the first houses to be built in 1832 when the first 200 liberated slaves arrived. Many people decided to leave the rural areas and go to some more developed places like the capital. ALtough in colonial times Janjanbureh was the second city of the country.more
The name of the island where Janjanbureh is located was Maccarthy Island, now is Janjanbureh Island. During the steamboat era, Janjanbureh was the second city of the country and had actually a very important place on the slavery market down te river to Fort James island and Banjul. Also was a very important admnistrative outpost and a a major...more
This is quite interesting to see cos you will not see much music activity both in senegal and gambia. if you're lucky and during holiday seasons they will play lots of music with drums and strange instruments. When we arrived it seemed to be a wedding and people were laying music o nthe street and because we had just arrived on the hotel they came in and played for us expecting some money back. hehe no money from me...
To go to Georgetown, you have 2 ways. coming from the north bank from Lamin Koto or from the south bank having 100m seprating the Island and the south bank. 1000CFA
by law, tourists have to pay boats and ferries in the country not with national currency but with CFA.
The ferries are hand hauled. be careful and dont cut yourself on the iron rope. dont help people pulling the ferry or you will cut your hands like my friend did.
Look at this smile! they're so cool. After I gave them the money they stayed there with me asking how my life was back in my country, which music I was keen into and all, funny, they cold talk more and have more interesting converstations than the majority of grown ups I've found in town.more
20km northwest from Georgetownyou you have Wassu stone circles. This Wassu consists on an important pre historic place in the Gambia, but of course no Stonehenge. This is a circle of stones that seems to date from 1300AD to 750AD by some analisys made to found carbon. It seems that before the stones were actually there, the place was sacred and used to make rituals and used like a buriel site.
Favorite thing: This house is located right in front of the slave house. It actually has one of the touristic highlights of the town which I didnt go. Its some quind of hole where slaves used to be put in. I didnt want to see that.