Elins World have moves to Taste of Slow!

My old travel blog Elin´s World are now merged together with my food site. My new blog Taste of Slow focus on travel stories and food around the world. Check out my new site – and make sure you sign up for my news! I hope you will continue following me at my new site! … Continue reading

Next trip: Mongolia Charity Rally.

The last four years I have been travelling solo in Thailand and different African countries during my vacations. Nest year I have teamed up with two good freinds, and together we are the Cooking Charity Chicks. We are three women who believe that ordinary people can do amazing things – so here is what we will … Continue reading

Ile de Gorée

Ile de Gorée is a wonderful island with a painful history, since it played an important role in the  slave trade. It is a peaceful escape from the city, just 20 minutes by boat. No roads, no cars, just the old colonial houses and narrow streets filled with flowers. It was a wonderful place – … Continue reading

Dakar – first days in Senegal

I arrived Dakar about mid-day, and I was very tired after a long night of out-of-the-bus  – check all luggage – into-the-bus, sleep for one hour, followed by out-of-the-bus again. I have no idea if the numerous checks actually have any meaning, or if it is just the police who want money. At least I … Continue reading

Dancing and drumming in Bamako

The week in Sonan  Koroba was followed by another week of dance in Bamako. We stayed in a big house abit outside the city centre, and every day we were picked up after breakfast and drove to the place the workshop were held. We continued dancing with Brahima, and in the afternoon we danced with … Continue reading

Dancing and drumming in Sanankoroba

Sananoroba is a small village south in Mali, close to the border of Guinea. It’s the home village of Sidiki, and during the workshop he arranges every year one of the weeks is spent in the village of his family. Its about 2000 people in the village, and they live in traditional mud huts. During … Continue reading

Bamako to Sanankoroba. 250 kilmetres in 28 hours

After the festival I left by flight to Bamako. My actual mission for Mali was to join a workshop of African dance arranged by Sidiki Camara and Brahima Coulibaly. I had already pushed the program one week ahead to join the festival – and I wanted to go to the village where the rest of … Continue reading

Festival au Desert

Festival au Desert was originally an annual gathering and festival for the nomadic Touregs in the north of Mali. The festival was originally held in Essakane, 65 kilometres from Timbuctu – but due to the security issues in north of mali they now arrange it amon the sanddunes just outside the city centre.  If you´re … Continue reading

Bamako to Timbuctu

I got the wonderful opportunity to work as a volunteer for the Festival au Desert through coincidences – and that was for sure one of the things I was really looking forward to in mali. Off to Timbuctu – the plan was to leave early morning. They had rented a bus for some of the … Continue reading

Bamako – first impression and new years celebration.

The trip from Paris to Mali went smooth, though some delay in Paris. Kind of a chaotic airport, and huge! I arrived late at night, and had to wake up someone to get my room at the Sleeping Camel. I had a good nights sleep, and the next day I was ready for exploring  Bamako … Continue reading