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Tuesday, October 6, 1998
Basse Santa Su, The Gambia
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Basse Santa Su, The Gambia:
Latitude: 13° 18' 50" North
Longitude: 14° 13' 9" West
Altitude: 1349 feet
From Seattle: 6931 miles
Lodging: Hotel - The Apolo No. 2

Today's Travel:
Country: The Gambia
Region: Upper River Division
Weather: Sunny (Hot!)

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Cloud and tree silhouettes Basse Santa Su, The Gambia

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 544
Linear Dist: 126441
Countries Visited: 37
Regions Visited: 156
More stats...
Hotels: 151
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 42
Hostels: 141
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1978

Journal Entry:
Not much sleep. The A/C helped until the electricity got shut off at 2:30 in the morning. From then until 8:30 when it came back on there was no sleep to be had. Andrea came by at about 10:30 and we spent a few hours wandering around the town then met Steve and Louie for lunch by the river. The restaurant looks over the river and sitting in the shade the occasional breeze combined with the great view... well we ended up sitting there for three and a half hours eating, talking, and playing cards.

Met Steve, Andrea, Louie, and another PCV, Mike at B & F again. A little later this time, and before the moon is out. The walk is difficult because it is so dark, but the stars above are amazing and on the horizon in three directions there is a constant light show of lightning. Very nice. Have a few beers between wandering into the field next to the bar to watch the lighting. Go back to the PC Basse house (several volunteers in the Upper River Division chip in to maintain a nice hut near Basse) and hang out a while before hiking all the way back to Basse (but the moon is up now and very close to full).

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

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