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... Festival, which is kind of ironic really because it is a festival for the Dead which eo ipso feeds itself.
I cant upload pictures here but i promise i will do later, as i recorded incredible pictures.
People throng rythmically trough the streets, sometimes half in ecstasy, half in panic, as the dancers will hit anyone coming to near, and there is not a lot of space and everything happens really fast.
Near the Mosque the Mob ...
... in the afternoon, to the wonderful evening at the "Bois de Ebene" bar listening to a great band play live Djembe music. African music is the BEST!
If you pick one country to visit in Africa, I'd strongly recommend making it Burkina Faso. In ten years it may become one of the "touristy" destinations, but now it is just a taste of unspoiled Africa. I'm in love with the people and the place and hope to return soon and often. Anyone up for a cycling trip???
... it does make you humble to think such basic supplies are really so difficult to get for many children. Although nevertheless they were some of the most enthusiastic kids Ive seen at school - and all the more so with all these "Whities" walking around!
On our way back, and having been designated the official trip treasurer (big responsibility - god knows why it turned out to be me!) we helped the local economy by purchasing some freshly caught fish - to supplement ...
... but couldn't find it so ended up feeding chicken to sacred fish! It seems to be a running theme, feeding meat to sacred animals. Totally bizarre and involved an amazing 45 minute hike to get to the fish
pool, an Animist sacrifice (blood and prayers and stuff) and a horrendously dangerous traverse down a flowing river (its rainy season) to feed the fish. Apparently the whole experience is supposed to aid health of babies throughout pregnancy and ward ...
Bonjour from Burkina Faso
Earlier this week we visited Mole National Park in Northern Ghana- we shared a campsite with warthogs and baboons, which are horrible things. The highlight though was a walk with a very small group down to the watering hole with the elephants- it was incredible to be just a few metres from them.
The landscape has started to change the further north we get- it`s ...