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... fireplace and various cooking pots, towards the back it had a
big double bed with a roof on top which is where they store the
clothes. The other house was a typical mud house from this town.
Inside they had the lounge, the kitchen which was complete with
cooking pots and fireplace. Off to one side was the women's and
children's bedroom, this was about 10 foot square and also held a 3
ft square fireplace and chimney and the ...
... labour done by women because only women are allowed to use the calabashes or bowl type containers that are used. The few men that were there were using pumping machines. Gold mine in this area is actually illegal because permits are required, but the flakes of dust are so small and infrequent that the government turns a blind eye - i.e., the income earned for most of the miners is bare subsistence living. We were told that the shantytown that has sprung ...
... approaching I was facing the prospect of a dry evening - booo...)
After leaving Segou and bush camping along the way we made our way towards the border with Burkina faso - with our destination for New Year likely to be around Bobo-Dioulasso. We only stopped at a few small villages before reaching the border (note to self do not find yourself short of beer so close to New Year in Mali again - no beer anywhere). The crossing and drive thereafter was fairly ...
... us all and ordered the beer and then another before our lunch arrived- when we go out in a group of 10 or more it usually takes about an hour for us to get fed. However we had a very nice steak and fries so it was worth the wait.
After that we wandered around the town for a little while. They are mainly dirt streets with very little actually tarmac’d but they are tree lined and the locals are super friendly. Saw lots of what we call ...
Having gained a Malian visa, I was now free to venture off further into Burkina. I took a bus the same day to Bobo-Dioulasso, 5 hours from Ouaga by bus. I got a good vibe from Bobo instantly. It was a more relaxed and tranquil town compared to the nations capital. I initially instructed the taxi to take me to the more popular Campement de Pasha but ended up staying at the neighbouring Auberge de Wadi (it was less expensive and ...