Following Ancient Roads: To Timbuktu and Beyond
22/09/2010 - Mali
After two hot days hitching along the Senegalese highway towards Mali, it seemed time to get back onto dirt roads. The border crossing took only five minutes of formalities (including a failed attempt to talk my way in sans visa), then it was south from Kayes travelling along a classic African red-gravel road passing giant baobabs, tiny villages, and impressive rock faces that extend from the nearby mountainous Guinean border.
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