Travel Blogs from Mopti, Mali

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Well here we are in mopti - just! after an ..., Mopti, Mali travel blog

Well here we are in mopti - just! after an ...

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... the boat made an occasional stop at night in a remote village. The children went between the bamboo poles - lovely! Our arrival in Mopti seemed to be delayed later and later and then just as we were getting desperate to leave the boat, it broke down. ...

Mopti, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti

A travel blog entry by weasel

entry to ...

Mopti and the melting bus, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti and the melting bus

A travel blog entry by shoner

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... wasn't skipping, was basically two people screaming at each other in Bamana (the other official language)! Destination of that awful journey = Mopti. I'm here but now I'm not sure where I'm going next. It's a nice little town, and it happens to have the ...

From Snowy Bristol to Hot Hot Mali, Mopti, Mali travel blog

From Snowy Bristol to Hot Hot Mali

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger

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... to find some sort of horizontal snooze position for the next 5 hours until our 3am check in for the flight to Mopti in Mali. Not too much success with sleep, despite the bottle of wine thoughtfully brought along by Steve and Sue. But a ...

Mopti And The Niger River To Timbuktu (Or Not), Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti And The Niger River To Timbuktu (Or Not)

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... us that it would not be possible to go to Timbuktu tomorrow (I have no idea how they found us on the darkened streets of Mopti). But given that there are ‘no problems’ in Africa, we could do a trek through Dogon Country first (which we wanted ...

Stranded in Mopti, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Stranded in Mopti

A travel blog entry by karanshark

... Sahara) in a very understated but yet spectacular way(makes no sense, I know). I also saw camels all over once in Mali. Once in Mopti, the troubles began. I looked the the Mission Catholique, which was recommended in my Lonely Planet as a place to ...

Mopti : premier passage, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti : premier passage

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Il n'y aura pas de photos au premier passage de Mopti car GG s'est fait "tirer" son appareil en plein marché de la ville. Il est vexé et furieux. Désolés !! On attend la livraison express d'un nouvel appareil photo pour continuer nos reportages. Ca ...

La pinasse: le retour!, Mopti, Mali travel blog

La pinasse: le retour!

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Ca y est , nous sommes de retour à Mopti avant le départ pour la frontiére Burkinabé. Deux jours de promenade nonchalente sur le fleuve(dermerd...vous pour trouver lequel) au fil de l'eau avec quelques ensablements de la pinasse au gré des bancs ...

Fleuve Niger, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Fleuve Niger

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

... Je ne regrette pas ce choix car le desert avec les montagnes etaient tres jolies. Et on avait beaucoup d ane qui dormaient sur la route... Je suis resté une journée a Mopti et chance pour 6 euros dans le dortoir j avais acces a la piscine de l ...

Mud Mosques and the comedian guide, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mud Mosques and the comedian guide

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... was off to the town of Mopti. It will be our base while we prepare and visit the iconic town of Timbuktu in the coming days. Mopti is on the Niger river and also has a quite amazing mud mosque, not to mention the big business in town being tourism and ...

Day 2: Trip to Mopti, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Day 2: Trip to Mopti

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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... frame where you are, the sense of place is supplanted by the sense of planet. So it is on the 600km hop from Bamako to Mopti: 9hrs of greenery, forest, parkland, sahel, savannah and finally, sand.   5.30pm, Mopti The banks of the Niger, it turns ...

Day 14: Capitaine Cook, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Day 14: Capitaine Cook

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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... As we finally depart we relent and throw them our empty water bottles, which spark a mini-riot. We briefly run aground, 1hr from Mopti, but arrive with the setting sun at 6.30pm. After 4 days without a wash, the shower is gratefully received back at ...

Day 3: Mopti Business (make or break!), Mopti, Mali travel blog

Day 3: Mopti Business (make or break!)

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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... Numero Deux 12.30pm and Seckdolo saunters up complete with face scars. I think 'get tae fuck', but we start to talk and he offers a 1hr Mopti tour for 2,000cfa. As it opens up the photo ops, I agree. What a day! He takes me all over (places I would never ...

Day 9: The Road to Timbuktu?, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Day 9: The Road to Timbuktu?

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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10am, Mopti After beer rendezvous at YPDP the night before, Adam (actor, 25, Wood Green), Richard (trainee medic, 25 and a bit, Tooting) and myself, head out to do business. We call at my reserve boat first and discuss change of plan á la TMBK2. We are ...

Leaving Mopti..., Mopti, Mali travel blog

Leaving Mopti...

A travel blog entry by shoner

... . His choice of name by the way, not mine. I don't know what his actual name is. Anyway, Coolboy was on my first day in Mopti, just another really annoying guide - I do believe it was him I was hiding from when I escaped into an internet cafe to write the ...

Uj ev uj elmeny..., Mopti, Mali travel blog

Uj ev uj elmeny...

A travel blog entry by ahajni

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... Hogon hazat, togu-na, itt meg talalkoztunk idos urakkal is, akik epp 'gyultek' :-), osztogattuk a maradek colonut-ot... Irany Mopti... Aly szerzett meg egy kocsit Bandiagara-ig, ahol remeltuk, hogy kapunk buszt Mopti-ba... Mig varakoztunk ...

les nouveaux sont arrivés, Mopti, Mali travel blog

les nouveaux sont arrivés

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... traitent bien en hébergement et restaurant. Pas de cancrelat dans les douches, de l'eau froide, parfois chaude, et ce soir à Mopti nous avons même droit à une piscine et la climatisation dans les chambres. Luxe, calme et volupté. Pour tout dire on ...

erins to best and worst list, Mopti, Mali travel blog

erins to best and worst list

A travel blog entry by austinboston

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the best : 1 -  camping under the stars in small villages along the niger under mosquito net 2- turbans-in northern mali the sahara is hot and sand everywhere= turbans rule ! 3-  nescafe and eggs- i became best friends with the live ...

PIROQUE RIDE ON THE BANI RIVER, MOPTI, Mali travel blog

PIROQUE RIDE ON THE BANI RIVER

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

Shift to a clean hotel.  Have a nice little ride at dusk in a little boat(piroque)at the confluence of the Bani and Niger ...

Mopti, January 4, 2009 - Sunday, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti, January 4, 2009 - Sunday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... I was waiting for the receptionist to complete the paperwork, another guy approached me, all smiles, and exclaimed: „Hello! Welcome to Mopti!“ „Thank you,“ I smiled back. „How are you?“ „Fine, thank you. How about ...

Mopti, January 5, 2009 - Monday, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti, January 5, 2009 - Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... quick snack and went out. Right on time. It was five o'clock – and completely dark and quiet – when I emerged outside. Mopti seemed in deep slumber. Not a soul was anywhere in sight. But it was pleasant, cool and for once the weather was fine ...

Somadougou, January 4, 2009 - Sunday, Somadougou, Mali travel blog

Somadougou, January 4, 2009 - Sunday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... it helped. Finally, after those two and a half hours we reached a small town of Somadougou. By now we were not even far from Mopti. But when I finally got my seat, I felt I had really busted my hump for it and thoroughly deserved it. I dropped my knapsack ...

Vacation to Burkina Faso and Mali, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Vacation to Burkina Faso and Mali

A travel blog entry by jasonrebecca

... to Timbuktu and then winds through southern Niger and empties into the Ocean from Nigeria. Because of this major transportation route, Mopti has a lively market full of fish, local wares, and salt slabs that are taken from the desert north of Timbuktu ...

Into Dogon Country, Djiguigombo, Mali travel blog

Into Dogon Country

A travel blog entry by withmeryltomali

The next morning, I made up my mind - I was going to go with Hamadou, even though I did feel that the number of choices I'd had for a guide was slightly limited. When he came back we set down to write out a contract detailing the towns along the falaise ...

Day 8: Back to Reality (sort of), Mopti, Mali travel blog

Day 8: Back to Reality (sort of)

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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... Bandiagara. From there, we hitch in a Toyota pick-up to Sevare. I then cram into a clapped-out Peugot estate for a 20mph crawl to Mopti - and head straight to the shower. You could grow tomatoes in the dirt that washes out of my hair. But all in all it's ...

Mopti, January 12, 2009 - Monday, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti, January 12, 2009 - Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... taxi. Rather it was more like a trickle. A passenger every fifteen minutes or so. At that rate, I could easily still be stuck in Mopti for the next two or even three hours. Guele noticed my unease. So he came up with a suggestion: „If you want, ...

Mopti, January 6, 2009 - Tuesday, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti, January 6, 2009 - Tuesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... the roof cover. The edifice had been built, as I had been told yesterday, for the African Cup of Nations, staged in Mali in 2002. Mopti had hosted a few games in the event. But this stadium had already started showing signs of neglect and disrepair. The ...

Vissza Delnek..., Mopti, Mali travel blog

Vissza Delnek...

A travel blog entry by ahajni

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Reggel eleg keson indultunk, persze nem rank kellett varni :-) Azert a kocsi csak megerkezett, ami Goundamig vitt minket, szoval egyszercsak nekiindultunk... Nem sokaig jutottunk elsore, merthogy a kikotonel kellett varni egy kompra, ami at vitt ...

Egyik orszag itt, a masik ott..., Mopti, Mali travel blog

Egyik orszag itt, a masik ott...

A travel blog entry by ahajni

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... erzesem, hogy most borulunk fel... viszont azzal nyugtatgattam magam, hogy a sofor oreg roka, gondolom nem elso utja Koro es Mopti kozott, ugyhogy tudja mit csinal... Hal'Istennek tenyleg tudta mit csinal... Neha egy egy tehen csorda allt elenkbe, na meg ...

Mopti, January 5, 2009 - Monday, Mopti, Mali travel blog

Mopti, January 5, 2009 - Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... I thought better of it. I was tired. The day had already been long for me. Besides, I’d have an entire day in Mopti tomorrow. I figured that some rest would do me no harm. Back in the hotel, I made my enquiries about breakfast next morning with an ...

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