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A fisherman paddles past the sandstone banks of River Gambia at Goloumbou, Senegal, West Africa. The water level in the rainy season will reach close to the top of the banks. Image ©Jason Florio - River Gambia Expedition
‘River Gambia Expedition-1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ Image ©Jason Florio

‘Speak a new language…so that the world will be a new world’ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

Image © Jason Florio – A fisherman paddles along the River Gambia at Goloumbou, Senegal, West Africa. From the ‘River Gambia Expedition-1044km source-sea African odyssey series

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#ThrowBackWednesday: Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon ©Jason Florio

Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio photography

Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands © Jason Florio

River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey

All images © Jason Florio

River Gambia map - source-sea

River Gambia map – source-sea

‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched  budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, we would not reach Kedougou until 10pm that evening! If we had had even a hint that we would be on the back of those motorcycles for almost nine spine-juddering hours, not one of us would have been smiling, and joking, half as much as we did when we set off!’ Words by Helen Jones-Florio / River Gambia Expedition.

See/read more:

Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition.

River Gambia Expedition

A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey

Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey

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September 2018

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