Thursday, 29 November 2012

Where is Malinding?

A few people have asked me about the location of the village which features in my e-books - Malinding. Sorry, you can't go there because it exists only in my imagination. If you can find a map of The Gambia, or if you search for the villages of Lamin and Mandinari you'll be looking in the right area. From Lamin Taxi Centre take a car to Mandinari Village. From there ask your driver to turn right and follow the River Gambia for about 2km. You'll find the place where Malinding might be on the inlet (bolong) - but don't get out of the car because the village really isn't there!You won't meet any of the characters you may have read about in the books - they're imaginary too, I'm afraid. But please don't let this put you off visiting the Gambia and meeting the real people who live there. They'll love meeting you, and are some of the nicest people on the planet.

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