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Date: 10 Jan 2011 21:35:46
Title: Mali Summary

Mali summary
 
Days spent in Mali           18
Nights in a room               3
Nights camping                15
Distance driven                2725 km
Average cost of diesel      82 pence/litre
 
 
Mali was fabulous. Our only negative was our brush with a corrupt policeman on arrival in Bamako. The Sleeping Camel guys were great, Christmas with Oasis was great, the visits to Djenne and the Dogon tour were fantastic experiences.  The highlight was the trip to Tombouctou and the Festival au desert, which was once-in-a-lifetime experience, never to be forgotten.  The people were friendly, the touts not so persistent as Morocco, the food was good and the diesel not too expensive.  It is a great shame that the threat of terrorism is suppressing tourism in a country with so much to offer that desperately needs tourist dollars.
 
Would we come back? You bet!

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