Category Archives: Developing Country

Blog from PA MODOU, the jokester, media man, and runner of love4gambia 2013

Day 10 “Is that the runner talking outside?” I asked Kebba opening my one eye and stretching up “yes she is the very one” Kebba replied.. wow!! I said to myself as I hear Jen and Mama Cie giggle. Outside. … Continue reading

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The Gambian Naming Ceremony + Day 5 of Running

Wow, the past twenty-four hours have been quite the experience, starting with our Gambian naming ceremony last night and the 27 km run today. I will start with the naming ceremony. In Gambian society, it is tradition to name your … Continue reading

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Day 2.. We have arrived in Basse!

This is the blog from yesterdays run that we were unable to complete on account of the poor internet connection. Blog about completing Km 50-75 today will be up soon! Two days, 51 kilometers completed. We have all made it, … Continue reading

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Day #1: First Day Down, 16 More to Go!

What a great day! We have completed the first 26km of our journey across The Gambia! It was not as hard as I expected and not as easy as I expected, with some kilometers that went by quickly and some … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Basse! Banjul and the Atlantic Ocean are calling us!

The time has finally come and Love4Gambia 2013 will be starting at the border of Senegal and Gambia tomorrow morning to begin our 424 km trip across the country! We arrived (me and my sister, Cielianna) in The Gambia on … Continue reading

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The Meaning of “Support”

Ashley here! So I was thinking yesterday about what it really means to be Erin’s personal medical support staff. Most people would think that it would be making sure Erin does not get sick and die. Good thought. But, as a … Continue reading

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Hug Trees, Not Toilets!

Being Erin’s travel companion to Gambia in 2007, I already know all too well what can happen to a young healthy woman when travelling throughout a country far from home… On our last adventure, Erin became very ill with Typhoid Fever, … Continue reading

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