This is my weekly column about the amazing places I was fortunate to visit for shorter or longer times... let the journey continue! :)
Last year we were hunting for last minute deals for our 2 week vacation when we stumbled upon an offer for the Gambia. Well... I'll be honest... we were not even 100% sure if it was a country, we needed to google it! :) (off to a good start right? :))
It seemed to be a very exotic West-African vacation spot for less than a price of a vacation in Spain, so we booked right away! In all fairness I did promise myself after this trip that I'd never go on a last minute trip to a country I never really heard of... :) you see, not knowing that it was rainy season and it would be raining 4 hours a day was a huge drawback, but oh well, we still tried to make the most of it. We hired a driver and started to explore... (but please take my advice, don't go in August! :)
We traveled around, discovered hidden gems and we almost even decided to open a backpacker hostel, which now seems to be way out of line... :) In the end we spent a few incredibly exotic, romantic, touching and "different" weeks in the Gambia. Such a different culture, such a different way of life. This was a kind of trip after which you return with updated priorities and a new outlook on life. I'll be eternally grateful for being able to see the things I've seen.
After Zanzibar, the Gambia, Tunisia and Egypt the last African territory to be explored remains South Africa... maybe next year! ;)
Have you ever been to Africa? It's certainly a place I'd love to return with my new camera for a little photography getaway... it feels like you're living on the pages of National Geographic over there. Amazing! :)