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Sunday, November 1, 1998
Niger River at Mopti to Niger River, East of Mopti, Mali
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Niger River, East of Mopti, Mali:
Latitude: 15° 55' 42" North
Longitude: 3° 59' 15" West
From Seattle: 7330 miles
Lodging: Transit - Compagnie Malienne de Navigation Bateau Tombouctou

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Today's Travel:
Country: Mali
Region: Mopti
Route: Compagnie Malienne de Navigation river boat
Start: Niger River at Mopti
Stop 1. Aka
End:Niger River, East of Mopti, Mali
Linear:115 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Village woman pounding millet Niger River at Aka, Mali

Aka's mud mosque Niger River at Aka, Mali

Flooded village Niger River, somewhere East of Mopti, Mali

Flooded village Niger River, somewhere East of Mopti, Mali

Another flooded village Niger River, somewhere East of Mopti, Mali

Motor Pirogue Niger River, somewhere East of Mopti, Mali

Unloading via pirogue Niger River, somewhere East of Mopti, 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: 570
Linear Dist: 82805
Countries Visited: 39
Regions Visited: 163
More stats...
Hotels: 170
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 43
Hostels: 142
Transit: 53
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2008
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Journal Entry:
Stayed in bed through breakfast trying to get more sleep. Later Andrea told me it was the same, so I didn't miss much. Around nine the boat stopped off the village of Aka, and the usual flotilla of venders and passenger / cargo pirogues engulfed the boat. I wandered down to the bottom deck to buy some fried bread and spicy peanut butter balls for my breakfast. Spent the rest of the morning up on top again watching the villages and talking to some other Americans who had gotten on in Mopti. One was a PCV from Burkina Faso so got some ideas for that part of the trip (think I'm going to skip Ouagadougou and head straight for Bobo-Dioulasso and the surrounding area). They had both just come back from Niger and were raving about it. It got me pretty excited, but there's really no easy way to fit it in to my plans. You can't get a visa at the border and there's no embassy / consulate /mission in Mali.

Sat on roof and read. Possible plan of attack for Niger.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Mali
CIA World Fact Book: Mali

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