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Tuesday, October 27, 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

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

Available Photos:

Bamako, mist and the Niger Pt. "G", Bamako, Mali

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 565
Linear Dist: 127252
Countries Visited: 39
Regions Visited: 160
More stats...
Hotels: 169
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 43
Hostels: 141
Transit: 50
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2002

Journal Entry:
Big goal for today was to get the visa for Burkina Faso. Got to the embassy, dropped off the passports (and 13,000 CFA). The next two hours was spent drinking coffee, findingg some street food (surprise rice and sauce), and generally exploring the travel books. An hour at the Internet cafe (of course) then it was back to pick up the brand new Burkina visa. Went to the Mali Museum which was pretty well done though small. Then hiked up to the plateau (Point "G") above the city. The city is amazingly green from above, and the fog winding through the tree tops, and the Niger River snaking through the backgound made a worthwhie view. As it was getting dark and we were both getting hungry the walk back was very long. Sttoped at the first street stand we found and had some great french friy type things - they were made out of sweet potatoes, and served with a chilie sauce, yum! Diner was more street food, but then I ruined the effect by going for ice cream again - this time it was actually really good.

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

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