Video of the Week: Getting to The Gambia

I’m now firmly into the “It’s My Life 365” project and it is going better than I had hoped.  I had always been a little bit apprehensive about showing my life day-to-day for a couple reasons.  For one, I used to spend a lot of time struggling just to get by financially, and I wasn’t exactly thrilled about showing how difficult it was to “live the dream”.  And secondly, because I wondered if I could keep up the videos day-to-day.  In the end, the videos have been a great way to document things.  And now, I think even if no one ever watches an episode, I love that I can look back on the videos and the hilarity of my life.  And the truth is that producing the videos has taken less time daily than I expected.  The challenge, rather, has been finding internet fast enough to load them to YouTube.

Anyways, I’ve decided that every Thursday I’m going to be posting a “Video of the Week” over here.  I understand that most of my readers don’t want to be bombarded with the daily videos of the project (and if you do you can subscribe to the YouTube channel), but to be able to show a bit of my life weekly, I think will be fun.

This week, you’ll see a very typical travel day in my life.  I travel from Dakar, Senegal to Banjul, The Gambia.  To get there I need to catch a variety of different types of transportation and cross the border.

As usual, I want to hear your comments below.  What do you think of the series so far? What do you think about the way I travel?  Do you like these glimpses into my daily life? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet? Do you think I can successfully film 365 days in a row, or will I fail?


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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