Faces of Mali

Warning! Your heart is about to melt when you see these faces! Mali is a dry dry country in West Africa. I visited quite a few years ago now - seems hardly possible it was so long ago - and visited the Dogon country, Mopti, Segou, Djenne, and the capital Bamako. So here is a …

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Planning a Dogon Trek (Mali)

Hi folks. Here’s a post I planned to write weeks ago but my sabbatical has made it hard to get around to it. But finally, here she be! The Dogon Escarpment is an amazing geographical feature in Mali. It needs a few days to be visited at the very least, and it’s pretty much obligatory …

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Travel Video – Dogon Trek, Mali

In keeping with the Saturday series I've been writing, here's a video - quite a longish one - I compiled of my trek to the Dogon Escarpment. At 28 minutes I think it's the longest travel video I've made. Interestingly I clearly made a mistake with one of the first captions. It says 'Ouigouyah to …

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Marching into Mali

Today Mali isn’t really the first place you’d go in West Africa. It’s had militant problems and Islamists controlled part of the country for quite a while before French intervention, but I have been on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum and I see the odd tourist is still going to Mali. It’s quite sad …

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Foto Friday – Smiles in Mali

I thought I would do a regular, short Friday spot where I would present one photo and let people comment. 2007, I went trekking at the Dogon Escarpment in Mali. Stunning place, where the Earth shifted at some point dramatically and there is a giant cliff in the middle of nowhere. Villages on top and …

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