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... long sleeves and sat around a fire in the desert. We had dinner (dinner is always a grain, often rice or couscous, with a mystery meat, sauce, plantains and fruit) and had a tea ceremony! After dinner we took bucket showers. It was quite a bonding experience showering with a couple other girls in the dark, the accidental rub ups are always awkward. Then we laid out under the stars and fell asleep.
That morning we went to the market in ...
... a local artisan cooperative the day I arrived, peddlers have been almost non-existent (except in the City). A welcome relief from the more touristy countries. I've been dubbed "Mama Africa" by Ogo. He says it is someone who is accepting of the African way of life. I kind of like it.
Burkina Faso is a country steeped in superstition and religion - Animism is especially prevalent throughout and is fascinating. Animists believe that the spirits of ...
... stop, and we ventured into the town and were greeted by friendly locals, showing us the way to great street food.
Our time in Bobo-Dioulasso didn't disappoint as we strolled through the market, where Shaun was able to stop off for some drumming lessons, while Karen shopped for a traditional mask. We then headed to the amazing mud mosque, and felt a little bit better about missing the biggest mud mosque in Mali. It was even cool that Shaun was able to donate his ...
... spelling) humiliation!
· Upon my return to my Guesthouse, I got involved in a disagreement with a huge Pastor who felt that he couldn’t wait one minute to wash off the blood off my left foot and the sewage slime off my right. I’m glad he was a man of God; he looked like he might smack me one if not! He threatened to "call immigration and tell them that I assaulted him". What a looney!
My bad run continued to Thursday eve; ...
... translated it for me and I got my answer:
Well, on my arrival here I had paid just 1000 CFA and then the receptionist had told me that I could have phoned them and got the transport – in this same car – for free. OK, I understood that they would pick you up and not get you wherever you needed to go on departure. At least not for free. That was even kind of common. But to charge me three times as much as ...