Mali – on Djenne and ATMs

I woke up feeling a little anxious – nay, frustrated, because I had been unable to draw cash from either of my credit cards last night. We had to make several substantial payments today – the hotel for 3 nights, Mikael for his arrangements, including the desert trip from Timbuktu and the hotel there, the…

Beginnings in Bamako

We arrived in Bamako last night, off a very full Kenya Airways flight. It’s fascinating to see how this part of the world is more of a stop-over area than I realized. And how airlines do multi-stop flights to serve destinations that don’t warrant dedicated flights. So you’ll find that Turkish Airlines stop in Dakar…