Smiles at Sanyang Fishing Village

Smiles at Sanyang Fishing Village

The Gambia is justifiable known as ‘The smiling coast of Africa’ as everywhere you go you will find a smile to greet you.

These two ladies, cleaning fish at Sanyang at the leisurely pace that is typical of this little West African country, were only too pleased to laugh and smile for my camera.

As well as always smiling, The Gambian people are colourful, laid-back and always seem to be happy no matter how little they have.

I love this image as it brings back the sites, sounds and even the smells of The Gambia – a small country with a big heart.

Picture the World

Thanks to Lucy from On The Luce for nominating me to submit a photograph from The Gambia to The Departure Board’s Picture the World photography collection. It’s hard to select just one image that represents a nation but I have chosen this image. In turn I nominate Suzanne from The Travel Bunny with her lovely images of Vietnam and Abu who writes Visual Journey for his stunning shot of Palouse (although feel free to choose any photo or region you wish Abu if you decide to take part). Of course, you don’t need to be nominated to take part  just visit Picture the World and I’d love to hear from you of you do.


  1. Fabulous Photo Kat. Let me see if I can come up with something.

    • Thanks Madhu and that would be great – do let me know if you do!

  2. Hi Kathryn, A big thank-you from the departureboard for taking a part. A stunning photo that really brightens your day!

  3. Why is it that so often people with little in life are happy and smiling, and put the rest of us to shame? A good choice Kat. I’m off to browse my Portuguese collection.

    • Thanks Suzanne. Looking forward to seeing which image you select.



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