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Arriving in Banjul
Submitted by lisa on 2008-03-04 06:51:25 (via www.geoffstravelscrapbook.co.uk)
He was hit by the idea to escape from the grey, rainy weather of London and in minutes he was in the terminal building and checked into a flight to Banjul in The Gambia. As they descended into the airport across the green forests, the only thought going through his head now was: what was he going to do tomorrow???
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-11 06:57:03
I accidentally came across this article, and to say the truth i knew nothing about this country before i began to read this text. what is the official language over there?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-11 08:43:36
English is the official language in Gambia, believe it or not.
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-11 12:50:53
well officially languge is english. we were colonised by british and located in west africa surrounded by senegal. is a small country with not more than 4millions people including strangers.
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20 15:06:27
English
Submitted by Dem on 2008-12-12 05:31:14
Yes.... the official language of this country is English. The Gambia was a British colony state and gained independence on February 18 1965. She's counted among the smallest countries in Africa. Is being surrounded almost all sides by Senegal except the side of the Atlantic ocean. It is known to be " the smiling coast of Africa"... To be frank enough, what I've read from this articles is quite true to my knowledge. The people of The Gambia are all peaceful....
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Submitted by pablo on 2008-12-12 06:12:51
I imagine that the English influences are felt even today, isn't it so? What about the local traditions how did they survive?
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Submitted by Dem on 2008-12-13 09:27:38
Hey Pablo

Well you're right that the English influences is felt in here. Most Gambians in the past are known to be illiterates.. But then, changes has arise in Nation wide now a days that English is spoken frequently by every individual. Before, most people rely on local languages but civilization has occurred and the rate of illiteracy is paving away.
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-15 19:50:21
My daughter made up her mind that she wants to travel to Gambia. Doesn't sound to safe, does it? how is the weather there? what is the most common food?? what are the dangers and the difficulties she could run into on her trip to Gambia?
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Submitted by Dem on 2008-12-18 08:22:07
Well I do support the idea of your daughter in heading a trip to " the smiling coast of Africa" The Gambia... Counted among the most peaceful countries in Africa... and offcource one of the tiniest in Africa.... The tourist industry is getting wider ever since... The question of weather it is safe or not to travel to Gambia comes to many when deciding to come to Gambia...
To my knowledge as a Gambian, the majority of tourist who comes to Gambia always enjoy their visit and makes immediate plans for a return... It is advice for a first time visitor to arrange accommodations on hotels rather than motels or lodges... Western food is available in hotels and both restaurants along side the tourism area.... There are certain disease here in Gambia which a visitor should take great consideration... It is recommended for a tourist to take vaccination before coming here and if possible, come along with some medicine...
But after all, is a home of tourism where every one is smiling....
Submitted by bindero on 2008-12-15 20:57:24
I thought that Gambia's language is wolof!!!
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Submitted by Dem on 2008-12-18 07:44:25
The official language in The Gambia is English and is widely spoken nation wide... Wolof is one of the local languages that is dominating within the greater Banjul area. It is spoken almost by every individual residing in the Greater Banjul Area... But the dominating local language country wide is Mandinka.
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-18 05:56:30
Do you celebrate Christmas in Gambia?
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Submitted by Dem on 2008-12-18 07:34:35
The majority of Gambians are Muslim in religion. The percentage of Christian is quite very small but every Christian has the right to celebrate and event here in Gambia when due. The Christmas celebration used to be massive here in Gambia despite the low percentage of Christianity and moreover, at the tourist industries area.. where the scramble of fire woks occur....
 
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20 15:10:51
we do celebrate a lovely christmas, it enjoyable in The Gambia.
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20 12:18:44
Gambia is the smallest country in Africa.
It is a country were the people share there love and tradition.
once a stranger came to visit he or her wish will not to go back home,
because of the love and likeness the people show by smiling like the smiling sunshine.
the warming sun when it smile open at the blessing country.nice hotels and beach side
villagers and there village lives.
they always make sure there guest to have the best holiday or tip to be remember.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-20 15:14:56
The Gambia the smiling coast of Africa, the peaceful nation with friendly people to meet. it is will never be a regret to come to the The Gambia............
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