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Oct 21, 2011 - 21 October - Segou

Today we drove from Sevare to Segou, in the central region of Mali. The Dogon villages gave way to Bobo villages, similar in style with granaries as the Bobo are farmers who grow millet, sorghum and maize and also watermelons - it must have been watermelon time as the villages were lined with sellers and piles of huge watermelons. The Bobo also keep herds of dogs - for eating! They are not averse to eating the odd human either (and keeping selected parts for fetishes for their ceremonies!), and even last year a forestry worker disappeared...

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Oct 16, 2011 - 16 October - Segou

Today we hit the road to travel from Bamako to Segou in Kunta's 4WD. The temperature outside seems to be a constant 37 degrees - Thank god for aidconditioning! We bought watermelons from sellers on the side of the road and it was good to stop in the shade to eat them. On the way we stopped to visit a village where they were harvesting the shea butter. This comes from the seeds of the large shea butter tree which they dry then pound and finally boil to extract the oil. When it cools it becomes thick like butter and is then sold to make...

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Sep 24, 2010 - Ségou

Nach 5 Stunden Busfahrt sind wir in Segou angekommen. Schon kurz nach dem Verlassen von Bamako sahen wir links und rechts der Strasze kleine Doerfer, die komplett in Lehm gebaut sind; irgendwie hatten wir das Gefuehl, nun endlich in dem Afrika angekommen zu sein, das wir uns vorgestellt hatten. Segou ist eigentlich nur eine kleine Stadt am Rande des Flusses Niger, aber die Ruhe und die Urspruenglichkeit dieser Stadt mit ihren breiten Straszen und den Baeumen am Straszenrand bieten eine willkommene Abwechselung zu den 5 Tagen in Bamako. Man...

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Feb 20, 2008 - Segou

Oh dear, here we go again, one more no-mark dusty town, this one overflowing with Frogs and I don't mean the amphibious variety. A few of the shops and most of the hotels in town were European owned by owners who want to make european money and therefore overpriced.

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Jan 26, 2008 - Off To Segou with No Clothes

Ahhh......Adventure! I love it but would prefer to have some clothes to do it in. No one knows where my luggage is! I've been in the same clothes since I left L.A.--though I did manage to wash out the undergarments:)) My trip leader is from Spain but speaks fluent French and English. French is the official language here. She is trying to get someone to find my luggage but it seems hopeless because the tiny airport is in chaos--- meaning stuff is everywhere and not at all organized. My group is off to the town of Segou--about a 4 hour drive...

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Nov 17, 2007 - Segou

Nov 17...To the best internet yet(Ikatel), by 8 am in the hippodrome area were upscale folks go to restaurant Relax to have better food fare(pricier as well, although the sandwiches were quite reasonable). I had a crepe rolled up w/ ham & chez topped w/ an egg! At 9 we went to internet where I was able to put the rest of Bon's pics on CD. Back to Cath.Mission by 11 we chd out and a sister helped us get a taxi to bus "station" to Segou scheduled to leave at 1230 left at 1...although it was supposed to be 3 hours, due to several stops(settle...

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Oct 30, 2005 - Segou to Djenne

Dossier: This morning we plan a walking tour of the town. The market at Segou is very important for the South of the country and is worth a visit, whilst the town is also known for its wonderful pottery. In the afternoon we drive north and take a short ferry crossing over the Bani River to arrive in Djenne - a legendary old trading town, standing on what is virtually an island. Founded around 1400AD, it had very close trade links with Timbuktu. Overnight campement (basic Malian hotel with limited facilities, only cold water showers). Travel...

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Feb 9, 2005 - étape Nara - Segou Mali

Nous prenous les pistes pour Ségou.Le temps est super.Il y a beaucoup d oiseaux .Benoit ouvre la route.Nous arrivons tôt à Ségou et prenons une chambre à l hotel de l Indépendance tenu par 2 libanais.Excellent (voir les photos) Nous prenons le diner dehors.La terrasse est pleine.On apprecie la bière fraiche ; c est soit la Gazelle soit la Flag et la bouteille de 66 cl !!! Je prends du capitaine fumé et un tournedos de zébu . Le matin je vois une superbe Mercedes avec garde-corps et kalatchnikov. Il y a un ministre malien qui a dormi à l...

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