Instagram: Kankurang – traditional masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa

    Walking along the beach, near Brufut, on Sunday, Jason and I happened across a Mandinka initiation ‘Coming of Age‘ ceremony – a traditional rite of passage. Three young boys had been brought to the beach, to be ceremonially washed by older boys, former initiates, as part of the final stages of their circumcisionContinue reading “Instagram: Kankurang – traditional masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa”

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Walking along the beaches of #Ebolafree Gambia – come on down, the water’s fine!

  If you have been following the blog, then you’ll know that Jason and I recently completed a 80km walk along the coastline of The Gambia, West Africa – from the Senegalese border in the North, Jinack Island, to Senegalese border in the South, Kartong. It was featured in January’s B.Spirit Magazine/ Brussels Airlines –Continue reading “Walking along the beaches of #Ebolafree Gambia – come on down, the water’s fine!”

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PRESS: THE QUAD SQUAD (BIKING) IN GAMBIA – ARIK AIR ‘WINGS’ MAGAZINE

  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 quadContinue reading “PRESS: THE QUAD SQUAD (BIKING) IN GAMBIA – ARIK AIR ‘WINGS’ MAGAZINE”

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Floriotravels on Instagram – traveling light

  For updates of our daily life, here in The Gambia, and further afield, check out floriotravels on Instagram. And, we’ll be posting more images  here on the blog, from our new portrait project – traditional masquerades of The Gambia – over the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping by The Florios – Helen & JasonContinue reading “Floriotravels on Instagram – traveling light”

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