Photo of the Day: Fishing off Jinack Island, The Gambia, West Africa

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Image © Helen Jones-Florio – Jinack Island, River Gambia Estuary, The Gambia, West Africa

 

Taken whilst on assignment for B-Spirit (Brussels Airlines, inflight magazine) – Walking the entire coastline of The Gambia, with photographer,  Jason Florio

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Press: B There Magazine – Hitchhiking the Gambian Way

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Words by Jason Florio for B There Magazine – October 2014 – illustration of Jason (sans beard!) and Helen in ‘the whale’ . Instagram image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

On route, via Brussels Airlines, back down to The Gambia the other day, Jason was leafing through their new October inflight magazine, B There (a bi-monthly which covers the sub-Saharan African network) and came across the piece he wrote for them about our escapades of picking up hitchhikers in Gambia – a commonplace, and the cheapest, way to travel for a lot of people all over the country.

In the early days we clutched the steering wheel and pressed the
accelerator, staring forward and pretending we didn’t notice the hitchhikers. After all, an unhealthy diet of American slasher movies had taught us the consequential horrors of allowing a stranger on to your backseat.’ ‘Without a Hitch‘ by Jason Florio for B There Magazine

A BIG thank you to our dear friends, Maurice and Geri Phillips, of Sandele Eco Retreat, The Gambia – if it were not for them loaning us ‘the whale’ we wouldn’t have had half the fun of picking up random strangers from the side of the road in the small West African country.

We’ll be working more with Brussels Airlines for their sister bi-monthly inflight magazine, B Spirit, very shortly – again, in The Gambia – which will involve walking and beaches.

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‘His and hers’ – Instagram image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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The Florios – Helen & Jason

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The Florios – Alliance Française de Banjul, The Gambia