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Monday, October 26, 1998
Bamako, Mali
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Bamako, Mali:
Latitude: 12° 36' 45" North
Longitude: 7° 57' 26" West
Altitude: 839 feet
From Seattle: 7316 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hôtel Le Naboun

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Today's Travel:
Country: Mali
Region: Western Mali
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 564
Linear Dist: 127252
Countries Visited: 39
Regions Visited: 160
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Hotels: 168
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 43
Hostels: 141
Transit: 50
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2002
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Journal Entry:
Got an early start and went to the bank (another cash advance, not sure when my next chance is going to be). At the bank I left my card and was told to come back in five hours to pick up the money (West Africa means Service!). Went by the doctor to see what the deal with getting some Larium was and he could sell me eight tablets, but it ws going to cost 15,000 CFA, expensive, but less than at home. Unfortuantely since the bank is taking it's time I don't have the money right now. Hopefully tomorrow. Since I haven't got email back from Andrea but I know she's flying in today I decided to go meet her at the airport (plus I have nothing else to do this afternoon). The timing at the airport was good and I only had to hang out for about 30 minutes before she showed up (Andrea isan American I met in Basse in The Gambia who is also traveling through West Africa so we'd talked about traveling through Mali and Burkina Faso together). She haddn't got my email so it was a good thing I went to the airport, or it would have been difficult to figure out.

Afternoon was spent back at the bank showing off the fetish section of the local market (Andrea stopped me from buying a dozen monkey hands). The evening saw us at the Internet Cafe (I don't think I've missed a day since I got to Bamako), and then back at the bar near the Peace Corps house (from my first night in Bamako). Hung out and played pool with Andrea, and got information from the PCVs.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Bamako
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Mali
CIA World Fact Book: Mali

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