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Images © Jason Florio for Arik Air ‘Wings’ Magazine (page 66 onwards)


It’s great to see our feature in the recent Arik Air ‘Wings’ inflight magazine, about quad biking in The Gambia, West Africa – courtesy of West African Power Sports. We had such a great time on the quad bikes and in the buggy. You can read all about –  including me stacking my quad into the bush! – in the on-line magazine here (pages 66-75).

Helen – off-roading with West African Power Sports © Jason Florio
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Words by Jason Florio – read more on-line here
Post quadding: Helen & Jason, dirty n dusty – but what an fantastic adventure!


If you are in The Gambia – or planning a visit – and still in a quandary as to what to get your partner, best friend, kids, for Christmas, then look no further than West African Power Sports. It’s a tremedously, exhilarating experience. Be prepared to get very dusty and very dirty though!

Happy Holidays! The Florios – Helen & Jason

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Image © Jason Florio – Traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa


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A week of crocs and quad bikes in (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa

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Kachikally Crocodile Pool, Bakau, Gambia – L-R: Helen Jones-Florio, Musa (the keeper of the crocs), Jason Florio


We’ve had a busy, adventurous – and extremely exhilarating – kind of week, since we completed our walk of the Gambian coastline, finishing off a couple of travel assignments… from getting up close and personal with big crocodiles, to throttling around in the Gambian bush, getting thoroughly down and dirty in the process,  on Tonka Toy-like 200cc quad bikes, alternating with bouncing over potholes in buggys. What fun!

Helen – ‘I’m going to drive that buggy next’! Image © Jason Florio


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Photographer, Jason Florio – shooting from the rear! Image © HJF – UTV buggy courtesy of West African Powersports


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Yours truly – I am hooked! Image © JF. Quad bike courtesy of West African Powersports


And, where better to finish off editing (me: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ book) and writing  the features (Jason) … my old haunt, Laybato Beach Bar. Our office with a view…

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Once the features are published, we’ll be posting more on the coastline walk, the quad-biking, and the crocodile pool. Please stay with us. In the meantime, updates about what else we are up to, down here in West Africa, will be posted on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by The Florios – Helen & Jason

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it! JF & HJF – buggying in #ebolafree Gambia, West Africa. Thanks to West Africa Powersports