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Chez Mimi

‘I envy your hair’, Mimi says with a dreamy look on her face, running her fingers through my curls. Having spent four days in a village with a local family, dividing our time between family, business matters and a lot … Continue reading

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Africa’s cleanest city

Coming straight from Europe I hadn’t really noticed it at first. Apparently I had so gotten used again to clean streets, that it seemed normal for the streets of Ouagadougou to be clean too. And if it weren’t for Yves … Continue reading

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Sunday laundry day

Once a week, usually on Sunday, it’s laundry day at Papillon’s residence! Nanna, a local young lady comes over to do all the laundry. By hand that is, since washing machines are rare in Mali. Most Malian houses are not … Continue reading

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