Hotel Le Rabelais
Travel Blogs from Bamako
... I am right now.
Here’s a little snipit of background information on the purpose of our study abroad. Two years ago in Mali, a military coup occurred in the capital city involving Malian military, government and rebels. The violence caused thousands of people to flee the country. Many people are still in refugee camps. There’s a solid amount of corruption within the government and a lack of infrastructure which has attributed to a number of ...
... all day whilst I was getting the water out of the well. A
typical African woman’s job. There is another couple here from
Holland. They also have been travelling for 10 years. Tried the camp
showers today, they consist of heating a kettle of water, mixing it
with cold and then using a jug to pour it over your head
Mike still finishing the work on the
tank whilst I was catching up on the odd job we have been putting
off. Still have to get ...
... few times with pure disgust
d) a source of continued annoyance to everyone
16. Don’t lose your cool or politeness, however, as the official grimaces, tutts and mutters at each photo copy and pen stroke
17. Don’t be surprised when he sends you back out ...
... produce is sumararily dashed.
Visas for Mauritania now cost 45 pounds for a 10 day transit and in the heat of the summer it is difficult to spend more than a few days in the country. The nights are severely uncomfortable since mosquitoes abound, so windows are shut, and ...
... sharpened rang all around. Throats being cut in every direction meant streams of blood ran through the streets, with the last kicks of life being flinched out of the contorted bodies of the slaughtered animals. Those awaiting their turn were still barring away, tethered to trees, seamingly unaware of their imminent end.
Away from the residential neighbourhoods, it was a ghost city. The spewing traffic of the previous days was almost ...