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Oct 20, 2011 - 18 October - Dogon Country

Back in wi-fi land - or "wiffy" as they call it here! We left Sevare to drive to Bandiagara in Dogon Country. The Dogon are a tribe who inhabit a 250km stretch of plateau, valley and rock face in the east of Mali. They farm maize, sorghum and millet and the women spend a large portion of their day pounding the millet so they can eat it. There are lots of large baobab trees around and they use the new leaves to make a sauce and the bark is used to make rope and also to ferment the millet beer the men drink. There is also a fruit of the...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Pays Dogon / Dogonland

Endlich unterwegs ins Dogonland, das highlight unserer Reise durch Mali! Aber vorher muessen auch hier noch 50km mit oeffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zurueckgelegt werden - also machen wir uns frueh um 5.50 Uhr von unserem Hostel auf Richtung "Busbahnhof" und treffen dann nach 15 Minuten Fuszweg auf eine Holzhuette zwischen noch leeren Marktbuden. Dort treffen wir dann auch den Fahrer samt Mercedes Bus, fuer 16 Leute, und noch ein Mitfahrer. Nach 30 MInuten Wartezeit und keinem weiteren Fahrgast wird uns klar, dass dieser Bus fruehestens am...

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Feb 26, 2008 - Dogon Country

Incredible and beautiful, maybe this was worth all the long uncomfortable taxi rides, the dusty towns and crap food. Before I went to Djenne I'd made a vague agreement with the guy in my hotel in Sevare to go to Dogon country with him as a guide, his English was pretty good and I didn't doubt his claim to be a Dogon. I'd had a few chats with him and he came across as an amiable person and when I asked him various questions about the Dogon he seemed to know his stuff. I was too tired when I got back from Djenne to discuss it that night but...

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Nov 12, 2006 - Pais Dogon

Despues del desayuno espectacular en el Mac's Refuge de Sevaré, tomé una combi destartalada a Bandiagara, que es una de las entradas al Pais Dogon, que es donde viven los Dogon. En Bandiagara no hay absolutamente nada aparte de un hotel simpatico. Los mismos negros dicen que los hoteles bonitos son "para blancos". Tambien hay un restaurante "La Fraternité", de un camerunes muy simpatico que cocina muy bien (el "Poulet Pili-Pili" es buenisimo). Si te haces amigo de el, te cuenta todas sus historias de horror de como se fue de fugitivo desde...

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Nov 12, 2005 - From Nombori to Bandiagara

Start: Nombori End: Bandiagara Weather: Warm Shortly after dawn, with the scarp as a backdrop, breakfast was served on the rooftop where we had slept. As a special treat, pork was served with the usual items. It was a nice gesture as a change to chicken, but the pork dish was too fatty to be suitable for breakfast. It would've been served as the previous night's dinner. The morning's walk took us up the scarp to a village and then back down along a rocky stream shaded by mango trees to more recently settled outposts of the village on the...

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