Travel Blogs from Bamako
... going on in Mali. This country was founded on dialogue and democracy, so its current state of structure is not one that the Malians are pleased with. There’s an unequal amount of resources being shared between the south of Mali and the north, which is one of the numerous reasons that are causing a division between the country. There are also a number of extremist groups that are in control of the north that do not want a unified Mali. Some of the extremist ...
... from the well. It has been a long
time since I had to do the washing using my feet in a bucket doing a
war dance. I forgot it can be fun. Towards the end of the day Mike
found another job to let him skive, the tail lift has stopped working
and so we cannot get the moped out.
As you can guess Mike is fixing the
tail lift and eventually found the fault and fixed mid afternoon. So
we are now making plans to go into town for ...
... photo copy shop not once but twice to redo things which are not to his satisfaction. A5 is definately not admissable. Staples? No way baby!
18. Don’t be surprised to be asked to rewrite your forms, you should be grateful that they only want once copy of everything
... temperature even at midnight is an amazing 28 degrees C. Even though we have a fan it is like being in a fan assisted oven.
From Nouakchott it was on to Noudibou right in the top corner and close to the Moroccan border. Mauritania and Morocco are old enemies and there is ...
... were deserted. Whole streets empty. Strange scenes of desertion in a normally bustling city. When we returned, only a few animals were still standing. Carcusses were everywhere, hanging from trees or laid out on the street. Some were still being drained of blood. Others being skinned. More being gutted. Butchery everywhere. Blood, already dried by the morning sun, stained the streets, on which heads lay next to limbs and children emptied the contents ...