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The Gambia: Land of the Mandinka

The Gambia: Land of the Mandinka

Author(s): Susan Rogers

Location(s): The Gambia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Contemporary

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This third book in the Travelling Solo series, not only covers a single week in The Gambia, but reflections on previous visits. In the first book, Vietnam: Journey of Unexpected Delights, the author, who thought she was joining a tour group, unintentionally found that she was travelling solo. What could have been a lonely and stressful holiday, turned out to be a magical experience, such that she has specifically chosen to travel solo ever since. Like the other two books in the series, this travelogue will not only inspire you to travel solo, but absorb you into the culture and experiences of The Gambia. It is witty, informative, colourful and insightful, both of the region and the solo traveller. It paints a vivid picture of the places visited and the people encountered along the way, in a frank and humorous manner. You will meet Velcro Man and Mr and Mrs Arrogant as the author searches for the elusive White Egret. This is not a travel guide, although it would make a fine travel companion for anyone visiting the region.

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