Category Archives: Guinea

Every picture tells a story: River Gambia Expedition – latest new images from Jason Florio

These images were taken, by Jason Florio, whilst on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey’ From November 23rd 2012 – January 21st 2013, we travelled 1130km overland ,via motorcycles and local transport, before getting into our two … Continue reading

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Bone-juddering Fouta Djallon Highland roads and the stoned biker! Eight dust-covered hours from Mali Ville–Kedougou, Senegal

The River Gambia Expedition story continues… Saturday 8th December – Mali Ville, Guinea-Conakry, Fouta Djallon Highlands, West Africa Yesterday morning we were up at 6am, waiting for the driver of a Land Cruiser. The previous day, we had arranged for … Continue reading

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It’s a waiting game, down here in The Gambia…when in Rome…

‘Domanding, domanding’ – slowly, slowly – local Mandinka language. Update 7th November 2012 ‘Patience is the key to joy…‘ according to Sufi poet, Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi As some of you are well aware, we have been in The Gambia, … Continue reading

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#trunkmag ‘How sexy is this! @floriophotoNYC Jason Florio’s Gambian portraits layout coming off press for Trunk F/W ’12 issue’

November/December Press – 2012 Talk about serendipity. Here we are back in The Gambia, about to embark on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’,  and Trunk Magazine are featuring Florio’s portraits of Gambian chiefs and … Continue reading

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The Ally 811 folding canoes – inaugural voyage on the Hallahine river, Gambia, and lunch in Senegal, West Africa

Sunday 4th November 2012 – Lunch in Senegal As the song goes, ‘only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun…’ Noel Coward couldn’t have gotten it more spot on. As we tied the Ally 811 canoes to … Continue reading

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‘The Twins’ are out! The ‘811 Ally’ canoes are going on the Hallahine river this morning, Kartong, The Gambia/Senegal

We broke our own world-record yesterday – Florio and I put together the Ally 811 canoe in 28 minutes!! Considering it took us almost 5 hours (with tea-breaks) the first time, we ain’t doing too badly. Today, we are taking … Continue reading

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Delay tactics and the birth of the UN – by Jason Florio (update on the River Gambia Expedition)

The journey becomes it’s own once you have bought the ticket. Chucked through a portal into the dripping West African flora and crawling fauna from *”Our Safe European Home” one must give one’s self to the inevitable slings and arrows … Continue reading

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