Mali 2001

Mali-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September / October 2001  |  by Christian Werner

Mali 2001: Bamako

Bamako is one of these big cities you normaly don´t want to go to, but as it got the only international airport in the country you can´t pass. As I arrived close to midnight I had to stay the first night here before I went to Mopti the next evening. Enough time to relax from the flight which was a bid fatiguing because of the 6 hours I have to spend at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and to buy a busticket. Once in the bus I saw the first European. The bus itself. One of these buses which had used in the cities of Europe and are know running in Africa. It still got the timetable of the Steiermark (Austria) in it. On my journey I should see a lot of cars which still got their European numberplates on it. The ride on the bus was ok. There was only one stop in San where they have to change the battery because it wasn´t work anymore which wasn´t schemed. But this didn´t bring the windscreens back to work, as it was raining a bit during the night.

© Christian Werner, 2005
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The trip
 
Description:
From Bamako to Mopti, Djenné, Dogon Country, along the Niger to Timbuktu and through Segou back to Bamako
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 13, 2001
Duration: 4 weeks
End of journey: Oct 13, 2001
Travelled countries: Mali
The Author
 
Christian Werner is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.