Back in England, it seems very cold and dark but everyone is pleased to be home with all the everyday western comforts. All of us greatly enjoyed the trip and have learnt a huge amount about other cultures and societies. The business we set about starting seems to still be going well, if a little slowly (But then we have discovered that no Gambians are every in a hurry) and have nearly finished organising a 2% share in the business each with the shifty leader of the group, Aileu.
We have all learned a huge amount about life in a third world country and have had an experience of a lifetime, met many new people and made lots of friends with the very generous and warmhearted people.
There is already talk of some of us returning next summer for some volunteering work, we would be staying at the Gunjur Project and helping plan lessons for teachers.
We will try to keep posting updates about the progress of our business.
Here are some more photos of our trip – the internet in Gambia was much too slow to upload any.