First Impressions - A Beautiful Country
The Gambia is a country with a wonderful mix of old world and new world. In some areas you find very modern buildings and large, beautiful homes with many modern conveniences. In the capital city of Banjul, you will see modern office buildings and paved streets, as well as sections that look like they are almost untouched by the 21st Century. I say "almost" because the modern world has made its imprint with internet cafes, video rooms (kind of like a movie theatre except they watch Gambian movies on televisions in small rooms), and Playstation rooms. There, children (of all ages) delight themselves in the action of the most popular video games. There was a Playstation room on the block where we lived with a packed house no matter what time we passed by. Many main streets are paved, while others are not; and cars may have to go around a donkey-pulled cart every now and then. But it is the duality of old and new that adds to the beauty of the Country.