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Those bloody mosquitoes

The last few kilometers on our way to the Burkina border confronted us with some hard reality. Troubles in the north of the country with extremists and bandits pretty much ruined the entire tourist sector and t...
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Africa visa

Getting visa on the road can be time consuming, expensive and frustrating at times. Especially when crossing Africa, it can be hard to get hold of that little needed piece of paper that gets you into that count...
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To Mopti or not to Mopti…

After a two weeks rest in Bamako, we finally got Tom’s foot back into his boots, ready to move on. But where to? We had discussed the safety situation in Mali with quite a few people at the Sleeping Camel in Ba...
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Border Mali – Burkina Faso (Kiri)

Duration: 30 min either sideCosts involvd: noneGeneral impression: easyThis border crossing is easyAbout 25 km before the border, in the town of Kiri: get your passports stamped by the Mali po...
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Stuck in Bamako

It’s been a day or twelve now since I broke my foot after a crash on the piste. We both knew that someday, this would happen. It’s  part of motorcycle adventure riding. It isn’t the first time that things go wr...
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Border Senegal – Mali (Kidira)

Duration: 45 minCosts involvd: noneGeneral impression: easy This must have been the easiest border crossing so far. There's really not much to it.About 2 km before the border: get you...
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Mali, ma belle

It seems like we’ve entered a complete different world. If you want to take a picture here in Mali, you get the brightest smile. In case you're in need of something, people are there to help. When we leave on o...