Bamako, Mali; The long road to Timbuktu

Latitude 12.63668°N Longitude 7.99895°W

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

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Big mama waiting for the bus to MoptiAt the Bamako bus terminalSpot the whiteys?Sir CoolLady waiting for busChildren en route to Mopti
Children en route to MoptiBus stops suddenly in the middle of nowhere... it's prayer time for the MuslimsNo, Tim's not in prison, it's just a regular canteen lunch stopFueling up in Mopti for our 4-day expedition to Timbuktu and Dogon Country The sub-Sahara desert landscapeA dust storm blew up into a rare desert rainstorm
Travelers on the desert roadAnother gourmet chef prepares another lunchAnd another "killer" meal is the resultCamels were regular travel companionsAt a camel watering holeNow off roading through the desert, Problem #1: flat tyre at dusk
Problems #2, #3 & #4: bogged in the powdery dry sand


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