Tag Archives: Banjul

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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Welcome Jennifer & Love4Gambia 2013!

By Pa Modou Sarr, Kanifing, The Gambia* with Jennifer Pasiciel, Halifax, NS (*internet connection in The Gambia was too weak to power wordpress so this blog was published by Erin) Pa Modou Sarr from NSGA Gambia here. Having run two … Continue reading

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Love4Gambia 2013

Banjul Calling… YOU! Do you dream about running in Africa? This is your chance! The Nova Scotia-Gambia Association (NSGA) is looking for experienced marathon runners to travel to The Gambia in the summer of 2013 to complete the 424km Love4Gambia … Continue reading

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Days 14 and 15 – July 8 and 9 – Banjul calling!

After enjoying the hospitality of the Nova Scotia – Gambia Association’s country director and his lovely family, it was time to hit the road again.  Our hostess prepared a fantastic breakfast and then we set off.  The director came with … Continue reading

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Arrival in Banjul – finally!

I made it! I am on the smiling coast of Africa! And now it is not just the coast that is smiling, but there is a huge grin on my face, too.  When I arrived at Banjul Airport, I was … Continue reading

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Meet Andrea who will run The Gambia

Team Love4Gambia 2011 had a number of dreams. Our summer together was all about accomplishing big dreams over the course of many kilometers of road; many litres of Gatorade; a lot of hard work and perseverance; and care, support and … Continue reading

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Reintegration: Life after Love4Gambia

I’ve been home from Africa for almost 3 weeks now. Anyone with the good fortune to have spent time in Africa will agree with me when I write that it’s harder to come home than it is to go to … Continue reading

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“Best of the best!” Still dreaming? Bonus! My new word!!!

 By Pa Modou. ……….. wow! If only I can be permitted by the English language to add a word to the dictionary then it will be “KEDAP” and my meaning of it will be the team of teams or best … Continue reading

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On Tuesday, July 26, around 1030am, I ran into the Altantic Ocean after running 424km across The Gambia.  I ran made it to the ocean because I always believed that I could.  And because I had my team: Ashley Sharpe, … Continue reading

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