Nigeria is truly full of people and when we drove through there in 2008 we were a little apprehensive before we got there. We were warned by many travellers and articles on the net about how the police and people will all try to rip us off. Surprisingly that never happened, we were always welcomed and everyone was exceedingly friendly. Perhaps it was because we were travelling with a crazy dutch couple who’s answer to the police asking if he spoke english was “sometimes”.
It goes to show that when travelling people have very different experiences some good, some bad. We’ve met plenty of people that loved Gambia, we couldn’t stand the place or the nature of the people there.