Azalai Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bamako
This is a moment I've dreamed about since I was in high-school. I have been yearning for the ability to immerse myself in an environment completely different from what I have been accustomed to. Somewhere that challenges me as a person and also gives me a greater understanding of this vast, beautiful world that we live in. It’s also the opportunity I’ve been seeking that will give me the chance to make deep and meaningful connections with ...
Woke up this morning to find we had a
drinking water leak so had to switch off the system. Carrying on we
have eventually reached Bamako and have never seen so many mopeds in
one place before, Apart from being cheap to run it seems that they do
not need a licence nor insurance and tax to drive a moped. We tried
to find a camp site we had heard about but were not able to find it
and no one had heard of it. As a result we then spent the next 4
... elephant; it’ll leave finger marks
12. Do not cross your legs, it’ll show the holes, dirt and vegetation stuck to your socks.
13. Don’t be overwhelmed by the disapproving glances of the man in snake skin boots next to you as he looks at your smelly ...
... not well advertised. Occasionally you can find bread, but this is made with sand rather than flour so although filling it is not really nutritious or appetizing.
Nouakchott (the Capital) is however a different kettle of fish and the cuisine is haute. Strangely however ...
We arrived in Bamako at the start of the week during which the Muslim festival of Eid Tabaski is celebrated. This experience is where the story of this town ought to begin.
The morning of wednesday 17th started with, it has to be said, beautiful, albeit early (6am), sounds of calls to prayer and koranic preachings eminating from mosques throughout the city. Such early calls occur daily here (there are five calls to prayer each day: sunrise, noon, ...