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A Trek in Dogon Country #5
A Trek in Dogon Country #5 The next day I find that the Post Office has a letter for me, and I hide from the souvenir pushers in the Dogon Patisserie to devour it, along with a custard square while scribbling some postcards. Alas, no guide is pestering anyone, a pity, as I look forward to disrupting their spiel. In the […]
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A Trek in Dogon Country #4
Back at the campement we settle the account so far, and then head off for the route to Benigmato. Our guide will not be shaken off, earbashing us continually. When we get to the start of the gully we emerged from, I farewell Sam and Chong and now have the guide’s undivided attention, which he […]
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A Trek in Dogon Country #3
A Trek in Dogon Country #3 Our intention is to ascend the escarpment to stay at the village of Benigmato. Although the Lonely Planet ‘map’ shows it as on the plain, despite them noting on the sketch that the suffix ‘-ato’ means “High”, it is definitely atop the cliff. But how to get up? There is a notch in the skyline […]
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A Trek in Dogon Country #2
A Trek in Dogon Country #2 At 6:30, yet more suggestions of guides for the way ahead, as there are “Many routes down the scarp”, but also breakfast. This was to be another 4,000 deal but we hold out for the 2,400 change not received from last night, and it is agreed. Coffee (for two, I don’t drink it) and rice. […]
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A Trek in Dogon Country #1
A Trek in Dogon Country #1 This must be the prime tourist attraction for visitors to West Africa. And as most visitors set out from Mopti (map), that must be the prime attraction for the touts, going by the numbers who infest the place and who can make your visit a misery. Thus it was fortunate for me and my battered, […]
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