Bucket List 196: Mali!

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Country 47/196: Mali. A nation with a rich history, full of historically significant sites and remarkable mudbrick architecture. Unfortunately, at the time of my voyage, I was unable to visit any of them due to major security issues outside of the capital: Bamako. Therefore, no Sankore University in Timbuktu, no Tomb of Askia in Gao and no Great Mosque of Djenné for me. It does give me a fantastic reason to return, though, hopefully with UNESCO sites open and locals feeling safe again once more.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Mali

Mali & Me

December 12th, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I was forced to avoid the volatile hinterlands of the Sahel, soaring from dusty capital to dusty capital in search of refuge. This week, I took a ride on the most uncomfortable, unpunctual and unreachable train in the world (excluding the Arriva Trains Wales service to Pembroke Dock). Day 64 – Bamako, Mali…

Ouaga dou dou gou, Push a Camel Drink a Tea

December 7th, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I encountered frolicking hippos and gambolling footballers as I left the Atlantic Coast for the first time - entering the much-maligned desert region of the Sahel. This week, I am forced to fly, as I hop from no-go zones to no-no-go zones, with the no-est of them all on the horizon. Day 57…

 

Photos

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Country: 47/196     Visited: Autumn ’19

 

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