Day 7 - Return to the market
12.02.2009 - 12.02.2009 32 °C
Today was our last full day in the Gambia. As we had done many trips and been out a lot we decided to take it easy today. We returned to the Senegambia market to see if we could manage to get a few more souvenirs. They remembered us and tried to get us to buy all their stuff again. Last time we had gone down the right side so we thought to be fair we would go down the left side. After some more haggling and bargains reached we left. We did notice that the hotel shops sell the products triple to quadruple the prices than that of the market. For example my Mum managed to get 12 bangles for 75 Dalasis (approx £2 or so) and in the hotel they were charging 75 Dalasis per bangle!! They were exactly the same!!.
Before heading back to the hotel, we said farewell to Abdul and thanked him again for the wonderful tours (although he didn't come on any) . We happened to bump into Jay Jay and he gave us all a goodbye hug . he also arranged a taxi for us so we wouldn't get ripped off.
At the hotel we chilled out and had a lie down on the sun beds near the sea. We enjoyed the remaining time as well on our terrace. The papaya boy came for a chat. My Dad gave him one of his polo shirts which he was so touched by.
The time seemed to be flying by!!