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Oct 31, 2011 - 31 October - Ouagadougou

Today, Monday, we hired a car and driver to take us around while our car is being fixed. First destination for the day is Tiebele, a Kassena village about 130km away, near the border with Ghana. The Kassena are one of the groups that make up the Gourounsi people and their village is unusual in that the houses are painted by the women and their shape can be either circular, square or figure of eight, depending on the status of the inhabitants. Entering the village there is the meeting place for the men when they have Important Things to...

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Mar 16, 2009 - Ghana and Bukina Faso

Firstly we are really sorry for the delay in writing this blog but it has been hard to find a place which had good internet connection and time to update you. We are currently in Bamako the capital of Mali after spending two weeks here in Mali visiting the amazing sites of Timbuktu, Djenne and the Dogon tribes. However more on Mali later. First we need to update you on Ghana and Bukina Faso. The first 10 days of Ghana was pretty similar as the last 5 days of the first leg of our trip was similar to the next 5 days of the second leg. We...

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Feb 14, 2009 - Adieu, Afrique!!!

Dernière journée sur le sol d'Afrique et je me sens en vacances. Je peux prendre tout mon temps pour le petit-déj d’AbdoulaÏ, l’excellent cuisinier d’Angèle. Il n’y a pas de taxi qui vient me chercher et pas de cours Excel à donner aujourd’hui. Je partirai après le diner (souper) ce soir vers 21h alors je pourrai profiter des petits plats du cuisiner et cajoler le minou d’Angèle à volonté. Au menu ce matin: fraises fraîches du marché, yogourt maison d'Abdulaï, miel de baobab, confiture de mangues maison d'Abdulaï, pain frais de la...

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Feb 13, 2009 - Ouagadoug... où?

C'est la rencontre "bilan " ce matin. Madame Lankoandé est arrivée hier avec Simon, le chauffeur, et la prochaine volontaire canadienne en congé solidaire Uniterra, Sarah. Celle-ci aidera à la conception et à la rédaction des nombreux rapports d'activités que REVS+ (comme toutes les organisations de ce genre) doit fournir au gouvernement et bailleurs de fonds qui la soutiennent. La réunion se passe bien. Tantie Fanta et Cécile me témoigne beaucoup de reconnaissance et sont très réalistes au sujet des résultats atteints et de ce qu'il reste...

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Feb 29, 2008 - Ouagadougou

Even better than Ouahigouya, Ouagadougou (Waga-doo-goo)possibly the best named capital city in the world. And just when you think it can't possibly get any hotter it does. If anyone thinks I'm exagerating the temperatures, put Ouagadougou into the BBC 5 day forecast, straight 40-41 for the next 5 days. The thermometer outisde one of the banks hit 39 at 10am this morning, this is one place where you really have to get up at dawn and do as much as possible before it gets so oppressive that a siesta is a necessity not a luxury. Wow, it's a...

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Dec 11, 2007 - Ouaga

Dec 11 Niamey to Ouaga Bus...Marta kindly got up very early in am to drive us the the bus station in Niamey, they were the BEST of hosts! Once in Ouaga we checked in at Pavillon Vert which is near STM bus station and ran into Thun & Ernestine(Dutch couple) again...they are taking same bus at 7 am but not all the way to Ghana.

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Dec 4, 2007 - Ouagadougou

Dec 4 Returning to Ouagadougou on the 730 bus was much more pleasant than our trip down largely because we had gotten our tickets 2 days in advance and got seats up front with plenty of leg room. Checked into Le Pavilion Vert and now at internet just like we planned ! Wow I think this is a first. Got tickets for Niamey, Niger also...need to be at bus station at at 5 AM tomor and there are no reserved seats, first come first served, hmmm this will be interesting since it is purported to be an 11 hour trip ! Saw Dutch couple(Anthony-Thun &...

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Nov 28, 2007 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Transport seems to be our bugaboo! At taxi/bus station by 730... While waiting a Dogon fellow introduced himself, Where you from! he asked. Montana. Oh, I know that city! Bon corrects him, Its a state! Yes, I,ve been to Lolo! Brought to a halt, we stop our laugh and he says, Do you know David Duncan, a famous writer there? Visit More on David Shyly we answer No! Turns out he is home in Mali to visit his mother on holiday from school in Portland...Ibrahim is married to the a friend of the writers wife. He is a most interesting fellow...tells...

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Nov 14, 2006 - Koro - Uagadugu (BURKINA FASO)

Al dia siguiente encontrar transporte a Burkina Faso fue un parto. Estuvimos desde las 8am esperando a que se llenara la combi, sentados en una banca. Por supuesto eramos los unicos no-negros del pueblo. A las 10:30am solo se habia llenado 1/3 de la combi, asi que decidimos buscar algo mas y encontramos un bus que pasaba y tenia 2 espacios, asi que fuimos a tomarlo. Sin embargo, el que nos habia atendido para tomar la combi era el jefe del sindicato de transportistas de Koro y nos dijo que no podiamos tomar el bus porque 'era contra la...

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Nov 3, 2005 - From GHANA to Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO

Start: GHANA End: Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO Weather: Warm & Sweaty It was a short walk across 'No Man's Land' to Burkina Faso immigration and my boy guide continued to carry my bag on his head. I ignored a battered, old car posing as a taxi and then the tourist leech on a moped who tried to convince me that I needed to take the car. I wanted to keep my bag with me until after Burkina Faso customs and I was also certain that there would be cheaper shared transport available once I had cleared the border. Immigration officials looked at my...

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Feb 4, 2005 - Burkina Faso

Hi Everyone!! I am hoping some of you will write your comments and send them to the blog....do it!!!!! Ouagadougou (Mossi People) On 3 Feb I flew Burkina Air to Ouagadougou. It is a very nice airline and everything worked very well. At first it looked very impressive but now tha I have been here a while it seems a little scary....lot of street people and my guide book says stay in nights so I will try to. It is much cooler here. There are far fewer street sellers here...they almost only sell phone cards here. A few older topless women. West...

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Dec 17, 2004 - What To Do In Ougadougou......

Visa stops,the bane of an overland travellers life, especially after a good month in the desert where all of us have been dreaming of the white sandy beaches of Ghana for christmas..... Sunny Ougadougou,Burkina Faso is the current visa stop where we are seeking the stamp in our passports to allow us into the promised land called Ghana.Amongst the group over the past month of sweat dirt and toil,Ghana has been built up to be the place where everything our hearts desire will be available and of course they speak english which believe me after...

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