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Stories and Tips Bamako

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Bamako Sights

Written by Invicta73 on 19 Aug, 2003

Bamako is undoubtedly somewhere that is worth going to mainly for the experience, rather than any abundance of obvious attractions. However, there are nevertheless still a few things that might be potentially interesting to see. I feel that at least some are well…Read More


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Taxi, Bache or Bus?

Written by HELEN001 on 27 Mar, 2006

Getting to grips with an unfamiliar public transport system is not always an easy task and it can be made even harder when there doesn’t actually appear to be a system. It’s hardly surprising that the easy option is to take a taxi. They’re not…Read More


Exploring Bamako's markets

Written by Invicta73 on 19 Aug, 2003

I have heard on several occasions that Bamako is the most African of the capitals in the region, but I personally find the comment a little bemusing. However, such descriptions could possibly be due to the hectic but incredibly genial atmosphere somewhat akin to…Read More


Security warning 23/07/2006

Written by sociolingo on 03 Aug, 2006

The security situation in Bamako has changed drastically in the past few weeks. Violent crime has increased dramatically and 40 prisoners escaped from Kati prison on 23rd July and only 2 have been recaptured. These prisoners included murderers, robbers and rapists. The Police have cautioned…Read More


Mali - Democracy in action

Written by sociolingo on 02 Sep, 2004

The Republic of Mali is a completely landlocked, enormous country in West Africa. It has an area of 1.2 million square kilometers and is surrounded by Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The population is 10.67 million, who live mostly in…Read More


Koulikoro neighborhood

Written by mtwalletz on 10 Oct, 2007

One neighborhood of Bamako. Very poor inhabitants mixed with better-off neighbors. Very friendly people, willing to visit and talk. The children were very interested in photos, both of us and themselves. Digital cameras were a big crowd-pleaser. Polaroid pictures drew both…Read More


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Sights of Bamako

Written by sociolingo on 08 Sep, 2004

The town of Bamako combines traditional architecture, colonial and modern architecture. Apart from the modern roundabouts, which I've described in another journal page, there's lots to do and see in Bamako.The town is surrounded by high hills. Out towards Kati (another town) there are two…Read More


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