Category Archives: Mali

You’ve got Mali

Greetings from sunny Mali. And by sunny, I mean hot and humid. This heat is starting to affect our senses. We turn into parched, rabid loons after only a few hours on the road. We’re trying our best to keep out of the sun at least in the afternoon. However, despite our best efforts, leaving at the crack of noon each day seems to be “our thing”.


Wow, what a difference a couple of hundred km’s can make. We headed south leaving desolate Mauritania and entered Mali. Immediately the landscape becomes greener and the people friendlier. Cattle replace camels, shepherds reappear and so the road kill carcasses vanish. Women wear bright clothing, small children smile and wave before welcoming us with their usual greeting of “Monsieur, cadeau pour moi”.