W.16 The End!

W.16 The End!

Last week had a wonderful week of vacation with my sister. Very nice to show everything, to introduce friends and to hang out with the tourist. Monkeypark, Crocodile pool, Serrekunda market, PocoLoco Beach, Lamin Lodge, Bible study, Tanji fish market, ...
W.15 Welcome to The Gambia

W.15 Welcome to The Gambia

Monday after a short night and a day of school assignments, I lie on my bed at 4 pm. When I wake up 2 hours later, I see 5 missed calls because I was going to go to my little namesake baby Daphne with a friend at 4:30 PM. (I notice that I am already nice ...
W.14 Dophna!

W.14 Dophna!

Despite the earlier postponement, it is really that Monday. Unfortunately Laila has to return to the Netherlands. After my day shift from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the clinic and a quiet afternoon, it is time to go to the airport at 9:00 pm. As a surprise, the ...
W.13 Yeah why not?!

W.13 Yeah why not ?!

Monday morning, 11:30 AM. I wake up dazed. What, is it so late already ?! Have a quick breakfast and start my school assignments! An 'urgent' visit to the supermarket (read: avoidance of study behavior), after which I have new energy to complete my assignments ...
W.12 Betrapt!

W.12 Caught!

AAAH STOP IT!! Curious, I sneak into the dressing room on Monday to see where the loud yelling is coming from. A twelve-year-old boy with a bloodied knee lies on the treatment table. He has a deep cut that my colleague is stitching. On the...
W.11 Let it rain

W.11 Let it rain

How enjoy the Gambian life. You are not anonymous here but you are part of the community. As soon as you walk down the street, people shout your name, ask what it's like, walk with you and make jokes. Everyone is always outside, because what should you ...
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