Monthly Archives: February 2011

Good luck and bad luck

‘Don’t do that’, Ibrahim snaps. Not aware of doing anything offensive I start laughing, annoying him even more. With a puzzled face I look at him and Amadou. It turns out that my posture – I’m leaning backward in a … Continue reading

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The nature of giving and receiving

‘Madame, donnez-moi un cadeau! Donnez-moi mille franc! Un bic? Un bonbon?’ Slogans like this will be heard from many children and they lead to a variety of reactions with travelers. Even if we are far from rich in our own … Continue reading

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Cats and dogs…

‘Monique, not all cats and dogs are really cats or dogs’, Amadou explained me one evening with a worried expression on his face, after I had asked him why he didn’t like to see any cats in the garden. ‘You … Continue reading

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Journeying, malaria, festival time and empty gas bottles

Mali Pays Dogon-hiking journey What to say? Our first 2011 journey was just awesome! We had the most wonderful guests and a great trip to Djenné, through Dogon Country and at our home base Ségou. How I love to take … Continue reading

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