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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

The Gambia: London Calling

An ancient stone circle at Lamin Koto near Jangjang Bureh
The Gambia might be a long way from England, but it's got the BBC and its own version of Stonehenge at Lamin Koto near Jangjang Bureh

It was Chris who set me off when we were still back on the Atlantic coast. I've never been terribly interested in the radio – DJs never seem to play the music I like, and I've only recently matured enough to appreciate Radio Four as something other than 'the station my mum listens to' – so when he announced he was going to pop into Serekunda to buy a radio, I didn't bat an eyelid. But that was before I discovered the joys of travelling with a short-wave in your backpack.