La Maison Rouge

BP 75 , Mopti, M3, Mali | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mopti

Nice surprise

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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... is not straightforward. I for one am actually comforted by the difficulties and hurdles we encountered because, of all the placenames in the world which conjures up an idea of remoteness, it is surely that of Timbuktu. It will be a sad day when a journey to Timbuktu becomes comparable to driving up the M1, listening to the football commentary on the radio and knowing that your loving mother will have dinner ready for ...

Mopti, January 12, 2009 - Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... him in the bush taxi, as well.

One of the passengers was a young lady, wrapped up in warm clothes as if we were heading up to the north of Norway in the deep of Scandinavian winter, and not even more to the south in the already baking hot Africa. That lady had already taken the front passenger seat and waited for the start of the trip.

Without ever asking me anything, and probably having assumed that by paying three seats instead of one I ...

Voyage to Timbuktu: (the real adventure BEGINS)

A travel blog entry by zeeshanv

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... of departure 10 a.m. for an expected departure time of noon. After a little bit of wait, we boarded the pirogue (sorry I use the terms boat & pirogue interchangeably) at 2 p.m. As soon as I laid my first footstep on that boat, I knew it was going to be much more than a simple 3 day boat ride. Getting onto the boat was an interesting affair. The pirogue was anchored a bit away from the dry port and we needed to walk through another boat (stopped at the port, serving as a bridge ...

Mopti, January 6, 2009 - Tuesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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In spite of all the recommendations to steer clear of Mopti as much as possible and linger there only for as long as strictly necessary, I decided to devote one whole day to it. The saying went around like the town was simply too corrupted by the unchecked influx of western-oriented tourism, which in its wake sucked in all sorts of dubious characters who both tainted the soul of the real Mopti and rendered the stay there nearly unbearable at times. Like whichever way you went you were ...

Mopti, January 5, 2009 - Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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After a colourful ten-man squeeze in what is basically a six-person car on my way to Djenné, I had it comparably more luxurious in an equally – or worse – beat up and dilapidated vehicle on my way back to Mopti, owing to the fact that I shared the ride with two ladies whose guide and travelling agent had paid for six places so that they wouldn't need to go through the ten-man ritual. Very soon into the ride back, the guide, the only man in the car apart from the driver and ...

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This hotel, located on BP 75 , Mopti, is near Tomb of Askia and Jenné-Jeno.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding