When I left for The Gambia I had 4 goals: get to know my friend’s country; visit his children, mother and family; a visit to Sotokoi, my friend’s home village that we support with the help of donations; AND orienting myself on the possibility of organizing yoga trips together with[…]
Footsteps Ecolodge consists of 9 detached round houses (traditional construction) that are located around an eco-pool and are equipped with a compost toilet. In the three weeks that I have been in The Gambia, I have only been able to take a hot shower here. What a luxury! I was[…]
After my visit to Janjanbureh, I went back to the coast but this time to the south of the country. Now I took an express bus: a large bus that only stops at a few busstations and where you have a fixed seat. A lot more comfortable than the packed[…]
After my visit to Sotokoi, my friend’s home village, I continued my way to Janjanbureh, a village on an island in the river. In addition to Janjanbureh, it is also called Georgetown (the English colonial name) or Makati (in the language of the Mandinka people). The island has a rich[…]
After visiting my friend’s children and family, another goal was on my wish list: a visit to Sotokoi, my friend’s hometown that we support with the help of donations. The village is located deep in the interior of The Gambia, a bus ride of about 5 hours. At 7.00 o’clock[…]
Last summer I wrote about my sudden connection with The Gambia. My Gambian boyfriend and I are still going strong, although cuurently he doesn’t live in Greece so we cannot see each other very often. My wish to visit The Gambia was strong. My financial situation and the whole corona[…]
Let me immediately tell you what happened to me: just like that I have a connection now with The Gambia and especially the village of Sotokoi. And that through love… yes yes yes… I met a (very nice) man on Samos! It can be strange… Did I have to come[…]
Every day I count my blessings. I live on a beautiful, virus-free island and my family is doing fine. I also have a nice house and a number of good friends. And in addition a dog and 2 cats.
Several people have asked me to write a little more about my life on Samos. I will try, although I don’t really find my life on Samos very exciting. But maybe that’s just the charm now, in these turbulent times.
Last weekend, I did a beautiful walk with Daisy from Karlovassi to the Potami gorge. Instead of writing about it, I made a video …