This last week it was only four people left, so I moved into an hostel in the city so it was easier to meet up with friends after my classes. Now I had only two hours a day, so spending all the day in the workshop or the house would have been boring. In town I had some more friends which I met in Timbuctu – and I was ready for more social life in the evenings. I stayed in the Sleeping Camel first, which is a great place – but then I discovered Djamila guesthouse. It was so beautiful , so I decided to stay there the last days I spent in Bamako. I finally met up with Chiara again – the first person I met in Bamako, and we had some fun days in the market and around town.
One month is already over, and four at night I arrived in the bus station to catch a bus to Dakar. Two days in a bus – a long journey! Off course the bus arrived two hours after schedule, and the new and nice buses of Sonef I had seen were not the ones going to Dakar…The journey itself is about 1100 km, and the roads are not bad at all. Still, it took around 30 hours to get there, mostly due to customs and the numerous police checks going through the whole bus about every hour the whole night through. But I had a nice trip due to good company – it´s impossible not to become good friends when you are squeezed together for 30 hours.
I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.