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Tolerance

Mali is well-known as a country, where the different ethnic groups peacefully live together. There have been the incidental Tuareg uprisings in the past, but with the latest peace pact that seemed to have come to an end. Seemed to, … Continue reading

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Safety in Mali

On November 24th and 25th the country of Mali was shaken up by two kidnappings. Two French researchers were taken from their hotel in Hombori. The next day a Dutch, a South-African and a Swede tourist were taken hostage from … Continue reading

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An extra pair of hands

Part of the Muslim religion is the 30-day period of fasting, called Ramadan. A time for reflection, for being closer to God, for self discipline, for thinking of people who are less fortunate than you are and many more things. … Continue reading

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It’s gonna be a hot hot season

Temperatures are rising as the hot season is rapidly drawing near. It’s not just the number of degrees getting higher – I’m guessing it’s close to 40 Celsius – it’s also the financial situation that’s getting hot for a lot … Continue reading

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Is it safe to travel in Mali..?

Over the past few months several people have contacted me with the question whether or not it is safe to travel in Mali nowadays. Embassies around the globe are warning for the threat of terrorist attacks, especially in the Northern … 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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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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