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Thursday, October 1, 1998
Bakau (Banjul), The Gambia
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Bakau (Banjul), The Gambia:
Latitude: 13° 28' 6" North
Longitude: 16° 40' 57" West
Altitude: 215 feet
From Seattle: 6788 miles
Lodging: Hotel - New Town Guest House

Today's Travel:
Country: The Gambia
Region: Kombo Peninsula
Start: Bakau (Banjul), The Gambia
Stop 1. Banjul
End:Bakau (Banjul), The Gambia
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 539
Linear Dist: 126273
Countries Visited: 37
Regions Visited: 153
More stats...
Hotels: 146
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 42
Hostels: 141
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1964

Journal Entry:
Didn't accomplish much today. Went in to Banjul to check on the bus schedule for a bus to Tendaba. I was told "Maybe we have a bus for Tendaba, so many break down". That doesn't sound like the best of news, although I did find out that busses in that direction were supposed to leave at 7, 8, 9, and 11 AM tomorrow. I think I'll look into taking a bush taxi. While in town I had lunch and walked around a bit more. It was really an unpleasantly hot day (even more so than it has been). It's amazing to me how quickly the mud can dry out. Yesterday some of the roads were nearly un-passable due to the mud, yet today everything is bone dry and so dusty that it's like you're sweating mud.

Spent the afternoon lying on my bed a foot a way from the fan reading and working on my journal.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: The Gambia
CIA World Fact Book: The Gambia

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