Tag Archives: Africa

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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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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 With my flight less than a week away now, and my first day of running in The Gambia less than ten days away now, I am getting pretty nervous, excited, and squeeley.  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! With that in mind, I’d thought I’d … Continue reading

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A Couple of Reasons to Run Across The Gambia

I hope this post finds you enjoying the holiday break with your loved ones.  I am excited for all of the extra time to hike, run, eat, sew, camp, bake etc. etc. etc. But now, onto the main topic of … Continue reading

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Final days – Vacationing on the Smiling Coast of Africa

I am writing this while sitting on the patio at Leybato looking out at the waves crashing onto the beach.  As always, there are many young man jogging up and down the beach or doing push-ups and crunches.  Young Gambians … Continue reading

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Day 16 and 17 – Celebration

Hard to believe, but our final run day was here!  Kebba and Pa Modou picked me up at Leybato in the morning to drive the short distance to our starting point in Westfield.  There we were met by our police … Continue reading

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Days 12 and 13 – July 6 and 7 – Recharging the batteries and the start of the final push

Yesterday was our second and final rest day on this journey across the Gambia.  I was staying at Sindola Lodge, a real treat for the tired body.  My room was air conditioned, had a working overhead shower, electricity 24/7 and … Continue reading

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