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Welcome to the microblog - updates from the road sent by SMS (via Twitter) whenever we have mobile phone coverage. The full updates are over on the main blog, and you can also follow us on Twitter.



Slowly making our way along th…

Microblog posted by on Oct 12th, 2009

Slowly making our way along the River Gambia – green, humid & full of life. On a dirt rd – tarmac ended just past the President’s village…



Another day in The Gambia, ano…

Microblog posted by on Oct 10th, 2009

Another day in The Gambia, another hostel-that’s-really-a-brothel. (We’re on the move again, heading upriver to E. Gambia.)



Odd feeling: still no internet…

Microblog posted by on Oct 4th, 2009

Odd feeling: still no internet, radio signal’s been dead for 2 days, & no free press in Gambia. I do hope the world’s OK :)



Site updates coming when we fi…

Microblog posted by on Oct 3rd, 2009

Site updates coming when we find internet (rumour is that it’s been down in Gambia for days, but can’t get online to check if that’s true :)



Saw an expat shop (Gambia) and…

Microblog posted by on Oct 2nd, 2009

Saw an expat shop (Gambia) and went in ‘for a look’. Cheese! Bacon! The Economist! 1 weeks’ budget in 1 hr! (Have we become expats already?)



On a ferry, crossing the Gambi…

Microblog posted by on Oct 1st, 2009

On a ferry, crossing the Gambia River, which we’ll soon be following into inland Gambia. First, a few days nr Banjul, visa sorting.



First taste of The Gambia: in …

Microblog posted by on Sep 30th, 2009

First taste of The Gambia: in the bar of our motel-that’s-really-a-brothel talking to a schoolboy and a policeman about education.



A brilliant windy, rainy day i…

Microblog posted by on Sep 30th, 2009

A brilliant windy, rainy day into The Gambia – country no 7 of our trip. Very odd to be speaking English again after 7 months (!) of French.



Going for nine days of back-to…

Microblog posted by on Sep 29th, 2009

Going for nine days of back-to-back cycling, albeit short days, to get our fitness back. We’re seven days in now, and feeling it…



More rural Senegalese roads to…

Microblog posted by on Sep 28th, 2009

More rural Senegalese roads today, cycling past millet and peanut harvesting in full swing. Now in Kaolack, two days from the Gambia.