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


Finally ready for a long vacation again! After a nice Christmas at home I headed for Paris, to spend a few days before I continued to Mali. I couchsurfed with Jean Philippe the two nights I stayed there,  and it was really nice to try the opposite of hosting – since I actually haven´t surfed … Continue reading

Just a small sign of life….

Hi to all of you – I have been out of reach for internet for quite some while now, and when I first get there the tastature is totally messed up compared to what Im used to – so writing takes some time!! I have been to the Festival au Desert in Timbuctu, and that … Continue reading