Travel Blogs from Bobo Dioulasso
... upstairs to
the mens bedroom. This was about the same size but had the top of the
chimney in the floor so it would be much warmer. There was a door
leaving here to take you to a covered section with an open wall for
sitting in and this also led to the lounge roof which made an open
terrace. Here there was another hole in the roof to let light into
the lounge below. In addition on the outside edge there was a
staircase made ...
... the mine is filled with lots of drugs and drink and crime. A hard and sad life for the women. I understand from our guide that life expectancy in Burkina Faso is somewhere between 50 and 60 years of age in general, but it must be much less for those in the mining areas I think.
About 55-60% of kids go to school, but schooling is only funded to high school. After that, the government pays for the high school teachers salaries, but everything else is paid ...
... on 31st December 2010 we arrived in the 2nd city around lunchtime, parking up at the train station. Fortunately myself and a couple of other were able to find a good drinks wholesaler and I picked up a couple of crates of very reasonable (under 1£ a pint) beer which turned out to be Germain lager - but nevertheless did very nicely for the evening - even better when chilled in our eskie fridge with fresh ice!
After borrowing one of the trolleys to wheel the stash ...
... kettles- brightly coloured plastic kettles that the locals use to wash their hands and feet so will definitely need to get one tomorrow for New Years.
Headed into a random little local bar for another beer since it was hot and the market was the same as the rest of Africa. There was Nancy, Chris, Lucky, Me, Katherine, Marie-Bree, Lars, Luke and Matty who had all been together since lunch and we had another 2 large beers whilst we were ...
... The first night I crashed instantly. The next morning, I met the owner of the Auberge while having breakfast and befriended him instantly. He was excited to meet a Pakistani as usually his clientele revolved around Europeans and North Americans (and sometimes les chinois). I asked him about Bobo, places to visit there and means of transport. He offered to take me on his moto to show me around Bobo for free. Great!