Category Archives: Health

We are not used to that…

Sure enough I’d noticed that something was going on with Amadou and had asked him a couple of times over the past few days if he was okay and if there was something he’d like to talk about. Yes, he … Continue reading

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Creating a new balance

Is it really only been two weeks since my return? It feels so much longer, not the least for all that’s happened since. Most days come – as usual in Mali – with surprises and/or challenges. And so far we’ve … Continue reading

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Culture shock

When people talk about culture shock they usually talk about the feeling they encounter when traveling from a first world country to a second or third world country. Another skin color, different habits and ways of living, based on cultural … Continue reading

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Vampires and witches…

‘Amadou, do you believe in vampires?’, a guest staying at my house asked. Amadou looks at him with a puzzled faint smiling face as if he’s wondering how anyone could possibly be so ignorant. With a tone of disbelief in … 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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Chicken the Malian way

Considering the circumstances many chicken in the western world have to spend their lives, you could say that a chicken is quite lucky to be born in Mali. They can go wherever and whenever they want to, eat whatever is … Continue reading

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Don’t cry, don’t cry..!

One of the differences between the West and Mali is how we deal with emotions. Even though not everybody in the West is feeling comfortable when someone cries, most people do understand that crying is a way of expressing ourselves … Continue reading

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