Gambia Photo Album

Jorem Village

Jorem is a small village along one of the main tributaries or "bolongs" of the river Gambia. It has less than 20 family compounds. Though it is difficult to see, this is a picture of a wood cutter splitting firewood in the cool early morning. There is no need for alarm clocks in The Gambia (but sometimes earplugs would welcome) as there are always morning sounds of roosters crowing, women pounding, donkeys hawing, and occasionally the rythmic chopping of a wood cutter.

submitted by Andy Lyons

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