Hotel Le Rabelais
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... was some of the worst we've experienced since we arrived in Mali (still doesn’t hold a candle to Uganda’s rough roads though).
When we entered the guarded gates of the preserve, we could tell immediately it was worth the drive. Welcome to Le Campement! For the next 3+ days we would stay in a replica of a cave, hollowed out of the rock. It was actually a building of four units, with each unit created this in this domed style using brick. We had ...
... two months supporting the mission here in Mali.
- And one last person to introduce you to this week is Philippe, sporting a Milwaukee Brewers team cap and a huge Malian smile. Philippe is our security guard, who watches over the property and us each day from Monday through Saturday. Here’s to Kathleen Schmoller for donating the hat. There will be more photos to come, Kathleen, as your donated items find new homes in this part of the world. Thank you! ...
... Raquel (fellow worker), Jim, and I took a walk on Saturday across the bridge over the ***** River from the south side where we live, which is more of a neighborhood setting, to the north, where there is more of a metropolis. There are three bridges that cross the ***** in Bamako – the King Fahd Bridge, the Martyrs Bridge (the one we crossed over), and the Third Bridge, recently opened. Crossing over gave us a chance to get some exercise, ...
... even by UK standards, anyway it turned into a long walk just to find anything, we found a dark and dingy bar, had a beer and left, then it was another long walk to find something else, we found a pizza/burger place and had to settle for that, but I never liked the place, after that we got a taxi back to the campsite and that turned into an episode, first we went in the wrong direction, then ran out of petrol, and had to fill up, he stood by the pump, fag on ...
... as if there
was a seperate police force just for them. We were told off twice,
once for using the wrong lane and again for doing a u-turn in the
road even though it was clear of traffic.
Doing the usual chores in preparation
to leave tomorrow. We have enjoyed our break even if it was a mixture
of both work and rest. This afternoon we went for a stroll to the
river *****. The women were up to their thighs in water ...