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... engine running and put a couple of quids worth in,
I am glad I took a photo of our campsite or we would have never found our way back, it took over a hour to get back to the campsite, when we did get there he wanted more money because he covered more miles than he wanted to, as you can imagine a row ensued, we just threw the money w owed him and left him to it, the cheek of the bloke, he said he knew where it was, weren’t our fault he got ...
... 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 ...
... sand in large washing up bowls from the bottom of the river. It is a
real sad thing, the children are lying on the ground playing in the
sand not yet knowing that that is their future. The women pile the
sand up to dry and then the men shovel it into the back of lorries
when dry to take away and sell as building sand. They live close to
the work in horrible little straw huts covered with plastic and
sacking and yet everyone was still smiling and saying hello to ...
... took me to Paris, and then to Africa. The guy beside me on the way to Africa looked at me funny when I ordered a second red wine…is there a problem sir? Im getting mile high tipsy.... When I got off the plane in Mali, it did not lead right into the airport. You got off and took a bus to the airport.. and I didn’t know that. So all these people were finding their way and I was like “OMG IM GUNNA BE STUCK ON THE RUNWAY ALONE” so I found the ...
... is the epitome of alcohol here then I am with Mohammed.
Anyway on to the journey. One of the places that really impressed us on our last trip was Djenne, where the only access to the town is via a 3 feet deep ford across the river, and the town contains the largest mud ...