Thursday, June 12, 2008

Djenne-Djenno finally gets its first mention in a guide book! The Rough Guide is the first in a whole series of new editions of established guide books due to be published this year, including the Bradt Guide and, very importantly, 'le Guide Routard'.
And this is what Richard Trillo of the Rough Guide says about us:

'Before reaching the bridge into town, turn left, and it's about 100m. past the Ecole Franco-Arabe.T: 660 01.17 Djenne finally gets a designer hotel: run by a Swedish artist-cum-interior designer, this new place is the town's most sophisticated address, with a large garden, stylish a/c or fan-cooled rooms draped in bogolan cloth, and a bar serving cocktails and chilled millet beer. Excellent-value rooms.'

Hmm, well..don't count too much on the chilled millet beer these days. We kept it for months and months, but there was no demand so we have now dropped it. Our Djenne Djenne Cocktails, on the other hand, are going from strength to strength: Dark rum, ginger and lemon on ice in the sunset bar is a Djenne Djenno must!


Blogger Rosie said...

Hello, we are reading your blog from afar in Paris, France and what a lovely blog it is. We are coming to Mali for two weeks in October and hopefully we will get a chance to experience your hotel, especially this Djenne Djenne cocktail that you speak of.

Best, Sarah and Dorothee

PS. Perhaps a prayer for Napoleon from Paris, France might do the trick?

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