Hotel Ran Somketa
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... have been unhappy about this and felt that their voices were not heard, so when Blaise decided to change the constitution a third time so that he would have power until he died, the people protested.
On Tuesday the entire nation shut down and protested peacefully against Blaise's proposition. A vote was to be held on Thursday on whether or not Blaise would change ...
... sacred catfish. I have never seen a chicken killed, plucked and dead in so little time. Now that I think about it I probably hadn't even seen a chicken killed. In the jungle we could hear thunder rolling and the sky looked so cool! We drove all the way back into Bobo and stopped at a grocery store. This store was amazing! It had everything European so we got chocolate and candy and I found popcorn kernels! It was very unnerving to see armed guards outside the ...
Spent the morning visiting the museum.
Here we started to photograph inside and were then told no
photographs. It was a shame since some of the models and masks were
very good, in addition there were some photographs of some of them
from the colonial period. We also saw a couple of different houses
built on the grounds. Here we could take pictures as well as go
inside them. One was made from straw in an igloo shape. Inside this
Following the Tiebele village visit on Day 1, we were treated to villagers playing and dancing traditional dance. They even had yours truly up there trying it out - lots of enthusiasm, but not much coordination on my part, I'm afraid. The kids danced better than I did!
After lunch, our local guide - the chief's nephew - took us to see a gold mining operation in the area. Put aside any notions you have of western style gold mining, this is back-breaking ...
... children were indeed friendly all wanting to hold hands etc - although the influence of the tourism market was evident by the constant requests for gifts and money from us. We did also see the village chief in his house (after paying the required "local tax" - again the first village to ask for one) before later making our rendezvous only 1 hour late in Segou. After a free hour to wander around (including for me the search for beer as I had previously ran out and with New Years ...