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Mali


Ahhhh, Mali. Dogon country, Tuareg, The Djenne Monday Market, Sitting on top of a sand dune
enjoying endless views over the Sahara at sunset,
watching cute hippos wallowing in the Niger, Timbuktu, Music, Culture...Ahhh.

Reality: Hotter than shit. Poorer than, well, friggin poor. Being served tea by Bella slaves (no, slavery was not entirely abolished,
contrary to what anyone tells you). Staring down river pirates on the Niger.
Being in the water WITH the Hippos (nice Hippos, please don't eat me). Black Magic, Animism,
Bamako. ...the smelliest capital I have ever been too, not to mention home of the craziest and
most pain in the ass moped and motorcycle drivers ever seen...anywhere...at any time...ever.

Honestly, we should have all died here (everyone on the trip with me that is), but, we didn't, so it's definitely in my most
favorite country category and would recommend to anyone who wants a bit of adventure.
Just don't listen to all the hype. It's Africa, and its in a very, very poor part of Africa.
The people are absolutely amazing though, and the food, well, its Africa.
Dogon Masked Dance
Dogon Masked Dance
Tea with the Tuareg
Tea with the Tuareg
Malian Smile
Malian Smile
Simple Hut
Simple Hut
Havin' Fun
Havin' Fun
Carpet
Carpet
Dogon Mask
Dogon Mask
A Goat, Kettle, Hut and Mosque
A Goat, Kettle, Hut and Mosque
Market Scene: Djenne
Market Scene: Djenne
Friggin' Traffic
Friggin' Traffic
The Look
The Look
Smiley
Smiley
River Scene ...sepia
River Scene ...sepia
Color of Mud
Color of Mud
Thoughts of Life
Thoughts of Life
Covered
Covered
Lunch and a Smile
Lunch and a Smile
From Above
From Above
Covering the Color
Covering the Color
Peul Girl
Peul Girl
For the Lotion
For the Lotion
Children of Light
Children of Light
River Life
River Life
Skewed
Skewed
Blue Man
Blue Man
Boredom and a Bucket
Boredom and a Bucket
Morning Chores
Morning Chores
Making Dinner
Making Dinner
Dogon Smile
Dogon Smile
Being Dogon
Being Dogon
For Sale
For Sale
Streets of Bamako I
Streets of Bamako I
Streets of Bamako II
Streets of Bamako II
Not Budging
Not Budging
Water
Water
Watching
Watching
Welcome Party
Welcome Party
Survival
Survival
Thinking
Thinking
Pirates of the Niger
Pirates of the Niger
First Nights Camp
First Nights Camp
One Girl, One Boy, a Flip-flop, Three Bottles and a Tire
One Girl, One Boy, a Flip-flop, Three Bottles and a Tire
Campement Baobab
Campement Baobab
Sailing the Niger
Sailing the Niger
BabyBacking Younger Brother
BabyBacking Younger Brother
Two for One
Two for One
Compact
Compact
Four Huts
Four Huts
Smiling Peul Girls
Smiling Peul Girls
Defiance
Defiance
Jewelry
Jewelry
Village Scene I
Village Scene I
Fairy Huts of the Dogon
Fairy Huts of the Dogon
What's Goin' On
What's Goin' On
Built Up
Built Up
Against the Wind
Against the Wind
The Niger
The Niger
A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand
Marks of Fula
Marks of Fula
Starship Enterprise
Starship Enterprise
Life on the River
Life on the River
Peek-a-Boo
Peek-a-Boo
On the Front Stoop
On the Front Stoop
Morning Tea
Morning Tea
Village Life
Village Life
Hot and Dry
Hot and Dry
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Looks Like Rain
Looks Like Rain
At the Local Pool...
At the Local Pool...
The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio
Pirelli
Pirelli
Decked Out
Decked Out
Smiling
Smiling
Hot and Dry ...wide
Hot and Dry ...wide
Village View
Village View
Hanging Back
Hanging Back
Hanging On
Hanging On
Blue
Blue
In a Crowd
In a Crowd
Village View II
Village View II
Schools Out
Schools Out
Tombs on the Bandiagara
Tombs on the Bandiagara
Plastic Bottle Scramble
Plastic Bottle Scramble
Hanging Village
Hanging Village
The Esplanade
The Esplanade
River Life
River Life
Adam
Adam
Orange Pop
Orange Pop
Adam II
Adam II
Into the Desert
Into the Desert
Monday Market
Monday Market
River Life
River Life
There
There
Strolling through the Garden
Strolling through the Garden
Down the Niger
Down the Niger
Djenne's Backyard
Djenne's Backyard
From the Top
From the Top
Dogon Hat
Dogon Hat
Looking Towards Timbuktu
Looking Towards Timbuktu
Being Followed
Being Followed
River Scene
River Scene
No Butts
No Butts
By the Boat
By the Boat
Lean
Lean
Cleaning the Calabash
Cleaning the Calabash
Sista's
Sista's
Ehhhh, not Happy
Ehhhh, not Happy
Fisherman
Fisherman
Sailin' the Niger
Sailin' the Niger
Ali
Ali
Moussa Maiga
Moussa Maiga
Fishing
Fishing
Attacheman
Attacheman
Tuareg Tents
Tuareg Tents
Grand Marche
Grand Marche
It Ain't Pretty
It Ain't Pretty
Eto'o and Friend
Eto'o and Friend
Looking Back
Looking Back
Drying Fish
Drying Fish
Monday Market
Monday Market
Schools Out
Schools Out
Merchant Man
Merchant Man
Riverside View
Riverside View
More Souveneirs
More Souveneirs
Young Sheperds
Young Sheperds
Fishy
Fishy
Sailing By
Sailing By
Pushing Off
Pushing Off
Rooftops
Rooftops
Sittin' on the Boat
Sittin' on the Boat
Top of the Boat
Top of the Boat
Public Transport: Niger River Style
Public Transport: Niger River Style
Family Life
Family Life
Rounding the Bend
Rounding the Bend
Doing the Dishes
Doing the Dishes
Packed
Packed
Monday Market
Monday Market
Desert City
Desert City
Navigator
Navigator
Djenne Monday market
Djenne Monday market
River View
River View
Desert View
Desert View
Smiley in the Sun
Smiley in the Sun
Sailing the Niger
Sailing the Niger
Sailing
Sailing
Hi!!!
Hi!!!
Poling Through
Poling Through
Loaded Up
Loaded Up
Home
Home
Pounding Millet
Pounding Millet
Pinasse
Pinasse
Hi!!! ...again
Hi!!! ...again
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Got the Keys ...let's go
Got the Keys ...let's go
Smoking Fish
Smoking Fish
Merchant Man II
Merchant Man II
Welcome to Mali
Welcome to Mali
19
19
Against the Wind
Against the Wind
Mine Too
Mine Too
Breakfast Tea in Timbuktu
Breakfast Tea in Timbuktu
Above the Market
Above the Market
Teamwork at the Well
Teamwork at the Well
Blue Man
Blue Man
Whats Up?
Whats Up?
Navigator II
Navigator II
Day Care: Timbuktu
Day Care: Timbuktu
Mud Mosque
Mud Mosque
Timbuktu View
Timbuktu View
Timbuktu Toys
Timbuktu Toys
Mid Morning Breakdown
Mid Morning Breakdown
Coke - It's Friggin Everywhere
Coke - It's Friggin Everywhere
The Boys in Blue
The Boys in Blue
Piroque Boys
Piroque Boys
Playin' Hard
Playin' Hard
In the Mud
In the Mud
Village Woman
Village Woman
Bucket of Joy
Bucket of Joy
Smiley II
Smiley II
The Fish Market
The Fish Market
Earth-Tones
Earth-Tones
Run Forest Run
Run Forest Run
The Mosque
The Mosque
Welcoming Committee
Welcoming Committee
Fula Girl
Fula Girl
A Man and His Sword
A Man and His Sword
Helping Hand
Helping Hand
Lunch and a Grin
Lunch and a Grin
Mobbed
Mobbed
Hair
Hair
Tea under the Tree
Tea under the Tree
The Market
The Market
Here's Trouble
Here's Trouble
Workin' Hard
Workin' Hard
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Monday
Monday
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