Category Archives for Mali

Festival au Desert

Festival au Desert was originally an annual gathering and festival for the nomadic Touregs in the north of Mali. The festival was originally held in Essakane, 65 kilometres from Timbuctu – but due to the security issues in north of mali they now arrange it amon the sanddunes just outside the city centre.  If you´re […]

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Bamako to Timbuktu

I got the wonderful opportunity to work as a volunteer for the Festival au Desert through coincidences – and that was one of the things I was really looking forward to in Mali. Off to Timbuktu – the plan was to leave early morning. They had rented a bus for some of the volunteers to […]

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Where to stay: Sleeping Camel (Bamako, Mali – 2011)

When I started looking for a place to stay in Bamako, Sleeping Camel was one of the top hits on google. It is a typical backpacker hostel – and I really loved it. The guys who run it is both helpful and fun, you cannot avoid meeting people when you stay here, the food is […]

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Bamako – first impression and new years celebration.

The trip from Paris to Mali went smooth, though some delay in Paris. Kind of a chaotic airport, and huge! I arrived late at night, and had to wake up someone to get my room at the Sleeping Camel. I had a good nights sleep, and the next day I was ready for exploring  Bamako […]

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