Gambian Road Trip: Getting Home

Some of you have heard me mention the challenging ferry situation here.  The Gambia is a very interesting country, completely bisected by The Gambia River.  I live on the North Bank side of the river and the city with groceries, etc is on the South Bank side of the river.  Despite this river being almostContinue reading “Gambian Road Trip: Getting Home”

Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 3: Selling

 A big part of this month of a village experience was to have many new adventures.  On my daily visits, I met a woman who actually recognized me from my village as she comes to our market on some Saturdays and sells lettuce and my teammate who I shop with at that market loves lettuce. Continue reading “Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 3: Selling”

Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 4: Farming

As I have mentioned, The Gambian women work hard and many of them in the village I resided for the past month had a garden and/or a farm in addition to working on their compounds or outside the home.  Now, the men will work the farms also as they are larger and definitely require moreContinue reading “Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 4: Farming”

Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 5: The Art of Sitting

If you haven’t noticed a theme through my prior posts is that the wimpy tubaab is sitting while the Gambian women are working.  The Wolof enjoy what we Americans would call “stating the obvious”.  So, dozens of times each day someone would come up to me while I was sitting at a compound and sayContinue reading “Diaries of a Wimpy Tubaab Volume 5: The Art of Sitting”