on September 23, 2001
Halfway the road from Mopti to Gao is Hombori. A small town on the edge of a tablemountain. Along the road is the new part of town. Basicly it is a busy market place.
Above the new town, about 20 minutes walking uphill, is the old and more interesting part of town. Old Hombori is a maze of tiny streets with small (very small) stone houses on both sides. And always there is the huge rock behind it.
The best thing about Hombori are the many roch formations. One of them is the Main de Fatima (Hand of Fastima). A huge handshaped rockformation about 15 km west of Hombori. It takes about 1,5 hours to climb the rock. From there you'll have a great view.
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