16-02-09

My Mali Adventure: the end...

After 16 days travelling in Mali, this adventure had to end. It was an experience, I will never forget the lovely faces of the childrens, the African culture, the beautiful Dogon Valley, ... and of course ...our group!

    AFRICA I WILL COME BACK ONE DAY!!!

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15-02-09

My Mali Adventure: our last night

Our last night in Mali we spended in a guesthouse of a Belgium Couple (more info on http://users.telenet.be/amierene/ ). This was really fun!!!

Some pics of our last moments together... On this picture: Aly, our crazy quide!

 


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On our last evening we also had a traditional meal with the family of Moussa. A nice experience and tast good...

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14-02-09

My Mali Adventure: the last day...

We left Segou and returned to Bamako, the capital of Mali. In Bamako we made our last walk with some amazing views!?! Enjoy all that dirty stuff! :-)

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12-02-09

My Mali Adventure: our last visit to a village

My last days in Mali...Before leaving to Bamako, the capital of mali, we just visited a small village with a lot of history. I really enjoyed this nice trip! Spended a lot of time with these childrens... the last picture: Isn't he sweet?

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11-02-09

My Mali Adventure: boattrip

Another boattrip leaded us to a small nice village. I enjoyed our last trip in Segou...

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08-02-09

My Mali Adventure: typical beer

In Segou we saw how the make "beer" and we have to taste it... not that good... but a very nice thing to see...

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07-02-09

My Mali Adventure: Segou

After one day in Djenne, we left with a overloaded small bus, a real experience, chickens on our feet, goats on the top, ...it was fun!!!

In Segou there was also a swimmingpool...some typical holiday pics :-)

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06-02-09

My Mali Adventure: Djenne

We visited the village "Djenne" with her big market, too busy for me...

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05-02-09

My Mali Adventure: Mopti-Djenne

Very early in the morning we left with a typical boat "Pinasse" Mopti, to arrive at Djenne after 9 hours. It was a beautiful trip. Our crew :-) was keeping the water out our boat and prepared some very fresh fish!

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03-02-09

My Mali adventure: mopti village part II

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01-02-09

My Mali Adventure: village

We crossed the "Niger" to a small village. Wonderful people, special way of living, ...

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30-01-09

My Mali adventure: Mopti

 

After our "hike" in the Dogon Valley, we came back in a city: MOPTI.

Some of our first impressions of this city and their port.

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My Mali Adventure: ill

On our last day of our Dogon-trip, I became ill. So I don't have pictures of this beautiful region. We made a very nice walk, but in the afternoon, I became ill.

Katleen, Evi, Ellen, Sarah, Thomas, Moussa and Ali: thank you guys for helping me!!!!

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29-01-09

My Mali Adventure: Teletubbies

How sweet, this lovely boy was wearing a nice shirt of the "Teletubbies".

Do you know the program W@=d@. We had a Belgium magazine and the locals recognized themself on the beautiful pictures. Nice, isn't it?

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26-01-09

My Mali adventure: some details from the Dogon dance

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24-01-09

My Mali Adventure: The dance with the masks!

On the top of the hill we saw the local "Dogon-dance" with their typical masks. It was really beautiful. I found this one of the most impressing things of my journey.

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23-01-09

My Mali Adventure: beautiful top of the falaise

I started 2009 at a way I will never forget!

We walked to a place where we should see a local dance with the typical masks. Pics tomorrow...

Amazing area!!! Could you start the new year better?

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22-01-09

My Mali Adventure: New year's Eve

On 31th december we were at one of the most beautiful places of the world I guess! We walked at the top of the "falaise", the view was wonderful (see later on my blog).

There wasn't a big party. The ladies prepared some vegetables. Afterwards we played some games with the people. No big party, no stress, just fun!!! I didn't miss the way of celebrating New Year's Eve at Belgium.

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21-01-09

My Mali Adventure: the dogon

Our first night in the Dogon was really fun. We slept outdoor, at a roof, the many many stars were wonderful. A nice experience.

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20-01-09

My Mali Adventure: Dogon, the "falaise"

Some views on the "falaise" of the Dogon Valley. This was beautiful...no more words needed...

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19-01-09

My Mali Adventure: the first impression of the Dogon

Some of our first views of the Dogon. Just enjoy...

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18-01-09

My Mali adventure: a village

On our way to the Dogon, we stopped in a small village. The children were very affectionated, it was something to get used to. For me, it was my first "shock". I knew that these people are very poor, but now it was a real confrontation... something that keeps in my mind forever.

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My Mali adventure: day 4

after a god breakfast we prepared us for the "4 days hike" in the Dogon Valley. We bought some food and drinks and also the typical "Kola-nuts".

Before we arrived in the Dogon, we saw a nice work of agriculture...

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16-01-09

My Mali Adventure: day 3: bus to Sevaré

Our third day we woke up early and prepared us for a long - hot- bustrip to Sevaré, in the neighbourhood from the "Dogon-Valley". After a 16 hours trip, we went to Bandiagara with a taxi, we eated some pasta and went to sleep...

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15-01-09

My Mali adventure: the capital "BAMAKO"

After the wedding, we walked around in the city "Bamako". Very busy, very dirty, lots of people, merchandising, airpollution, ... the first Africa impressions...

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14-01-09

My Mali adventure: an african wedding

On our second day in Mali we had the oppertunity to visit a real African mariage. On sunday a lot of couples get married, unbelievable! The man and woman have their own party. The woman sing and dance a lot, it was really nice to see... They looked all that great.

Afterwards we were invited to have dinner, a new experience... Be sure that you don't eat with your left hand :-)

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My Mali adventure: accomodation 1

Our two first nights we slept in Bamako, the capital of Mali. The accomodation was from a musician, who gives some lessons in playing African music or dans. It was a very nice place to stay: breathing the real African atmosphere!

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13-01-09

My Mali adventure: day 1

Saturday 27-12-2008, my heart was beating, my dream can begin...

The group is complete: Evi, Ellen, Sarah, Thomas, Katleen (our guide) and I. On 13h our flight (Royal Air Maroc) left to Casablanca. There we had to wait 6 hours to our second plane to Bamako, the capital of MALI. After a long trip, we arrived in Africa at 5.am. We were tired and went to sleep... Dreaming of what's coming...

Here my first impressions from Mali, the first things I saw when I woke up...

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