Monthly Archives: March 2012

The streets belong to everybody

‘Did they ask you for permission?’ Ibrahim asks, returning home one day. ‘Permission? What for?’ I replied in surprise. ‘You’ll see’, he said when we walked to the courtyard gate. ‘Oh no, are they having another party?’, I asked noticing … Continue reading

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Not easy!

‘Look at that!’ Talouta’s finger is pointing outside to the women passing by in the pouring rain. It’s raining cats and dogs, neither one of us, nor any of the other people around, is even considering to leave our shelter … Continue reading

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Water

We all know how important water is for life in general. However most of us may not always be aware of it, taking water for granted. Just open the tap and it’ll be there! Or not..? In Mali nothing is … Continue reading

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Safety guaranteed?

‘How can you guarantee safety?’ was a question I recently received by email. The sender was talking about journeying in Mali, more specific about the journeys we offer in Mali and the safety of our guests. I was fascinated by … Continue reading

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Creating limitations…

The North of Mali is hit severely by the Touareg rebellion, started by the MNLA (Mouvement National de la Libération de l’Azawad) on January 17th this year. Touaregs, soldiers and civilians have lost their lives in the Northern territories over … Continue reading

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The hunger for revenge

‘Monique, where are you? Are you at home? Are you planning to come into town?’ Willemien’s questions are following one another. Responding on me working at home, she tells me it might be wise to stay there. ‘There’s a huge … Continue reading

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Bus journeys the Malian way…

‘I am no more going to travel on a Bittar bus!’, I firmly stated again to Ibrahim. And he finally agreed that indeed they were no more the best busses on the road. It’s not that they don’t have good … Continue reading

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