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Banjul, Gambia

This small capital has a sleepy ambience reminiscent of a large village. Banjul is also a port city acting as a funnel for a large amount of imported goods. Many of these imported goods find their way to Albert Market, a great place to start leisurely walking and shopping for local crafts, batiks, silver jewellery clothes, shoes, fruits and vegetables, and household goods. Look out for the War Memorial and Fountain, MacCarthy Square, African Heritage Centre, National Museum of the Gambia, July 22 Arch. Local pirogues ferry visitors on the quiet waterways of Oyster Creek.