Tag Archives: journey

(Getting out of) Bamako

I am not a fan of Mali’s capital, neither is Ibrahim and usually we limit our time there to the utmost necessary minimum. This time however we had lots of things on our to-do-list. Our days were packed visiting friends, … Continue reading

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Mali tailored to your wishes

It’s just a while ago that we added the tailor-made option to the Papillon Reizen website and apparently it does meet people’s needs! Not everybody is looking for a group journey and if they do, the dates might just not … 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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Elephants & Dogon Country

Exploring new grounds is something I always enjoy and even after more than a year in Mali and several visits to Dogon Country I still find myself in awe with the atmosphere, experiences and surroundings, amazing Ibrahim every now and … Continue reading

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The Great Crossing

‘Monique, the Great Crossing is scheduled for the day after tomorrow’, was Ibrahim’s message when he called me on Thursday evening. Once a year the Peul herdsmen from Diafarabé and its surrounding villages choose a day to cross the river … Continue reading

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Hello world!

On the morning of April 4th I woke up with a clear vision of what I was going to do in the near future… From September 2005 till that moment I had been traveling around the world, one destination leading … Continue reading

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