On the way to Ghana

Banjul Travel Blog

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The flight to Ghana was on one of the biggest airplanes I've ever seen.  It was the double-decker, horribly wide plane, and it was packed.  It was strangely comfortable, though, for the amount of space we didn't have.  The first experience I had with time in Africa was in the airport in Baltimore/Washington.  The flight ended up being almost 4 hours late, and it was no big deal except to the Americans that were in a rush to get to Africa.  People were so nice and respectful on the plane.  When we arrived in The Gambia, I felt like a superstar.  I had a skirt on because I had expected it to be rather warm, but we'd left below freezing temperatures in the US.  It was the first time I'd ever walked down a set of stairs to get off of an airplane.  I thought they were only ever used in the movie's by the president!!  Wind blowing through my hair, sunglasses on... yeah, I felt like a star.  We stayed in The Gambia for a few hours, walking around the airport... what there was of it, then jumped back on the plane for Accra.
travelman727 says:
Nice blog! I landed in Banjul on my way to Liberia from London. A squad of national soldiers was performing drills on the runway tarmac. I've never seen more colorful uniforms :-D
Posted on: Jun 12, 2007
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