Hotel du desert

Address: BP : 142, Timbuktu, Mali | Hotel
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This hotel, located on BP : 142, Timbuktu, is near Bamako city centre, market and Bamako: vegetable market at the south bank.
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      April 8, 1360 - Timbuktu, Mali

      A travel blog entry by catthi on Apr 08, 2014

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      ... and finally, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Interestingly, I am participating in Lent fast as the Easter season approaches. This year, I have decided to give up gossip and try not to talk about the others for the next forty days. However, I did not agree to stop writing about others, so technically, it’s not gossiping. I think. Anyway, I believe it’s interesting to find that both faiths have a fast. Maybe we’re not so different after all.
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      A Long Journey

      A travel blog entry by jordanbowen17 on Oct 27, 2012

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      After 3 days we arrived in Sijilmasa. From what we have heard people call it the Medieval City of Gold. But from the picture i took, i can't blame them for calling it that! All around i see people trading, and mainly for gold. After a long discussion, we decided to trade our spices for gold with a local ...

      Down the Niger to Timbuktu

      A travel blog entry by alister.bland on Nov 25, 2011

      Left on Tues 22nd for Timbuktu. Down the ***** in a boat with 7 of our group and the driver and his wife. Three people opted out, too dear, too dangerous, no insurance.

      River trip took 3 days, arriving late on Thurs afternoon. Great ride, camping each night under the stars on the river bank. All very relaxing just watching the world drift by, small villages, fishermen, hippos and drinking the occassional ...


      A travel blog entry by 2africa on Feb 17, 2011

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      ... 1056;асхо 76;ы – 3.5 тысяч 80; за ночле 75;, 4 тысяч за ужин, 1100 вода и сырки, 5000 за паром.

      Утром купил ...


      A travel blog entry by phileasfarx on Nov 26, 2010

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      ... to return to tell the tale was Rene Caillie of France in 1828.

      So what drove these people in their search? Timbuktu used to be a major trading post along the Saharan trade routes. Salt, gold and slaves were the main commodities and the wealth they brought meant the town took on a mythical 'streets paved with gold’ legend. Its remoteness added to the alore, which, it ...