In Banjul, the best place to go shopping is Albert Market, which is also a sight in itself. If you enter via the main entrance you'll pass stalls stacked with shimmering fabrics, hair extensions, shoes, household and electrical wares and just about everything else you can imagine. Keep going and you'll reach the myriad colours and flavours of the fruit and vegetable market. Beyond here is the area usually called the Craft Market, with stalls selling tourist-tempting souvenirs (see p271 for information about the sorts of items you're likely to find here).

Near the main entrance, you'll also find Kerewan Sound (Russell St), Gambia's best place to buy CDs and cassettes, and one of the very few places that sells recordings by Gambian artists.

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