Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Today we visited two gambian schools. It was quite an experience. I am starting to get very excited about the next stage in my journey... village life will be very different. I have been learning about how to filter and treat my water, how to recognize and treat different diseases and conditions, and how to travel safely. By the way, I need to make a few corrections to earlier blogs. I mentioned that the Fula people are the third largest ethnic group in the Gambia, but they are actually the second largest behind the Mandinka. They are not predominant here in the urban areas though...but they will be more so as I travel upcountry. So sorry about the misprint. Also, the town I went to a few days ago is spelled Bakau, not Basau. I get a little confused with the accents around here sometimes. I will try to post one last time tomorrow before I dissapear into the bush on Friday!