Friday, December 03, 2010

The yearly wonder which is the crossing of the Fulani cattle herds at Diafarabe took place last Saturday- once more everyone who happened to be staying at the hotel decided to join our convoy which left the hotel at 4.30 am after a big communal breakfast in the garden in the light of a starry sky and kerosene lamps.
The road was long and difficult this year. Although Diafarabe is only about 50 k. west from Djenne as the crow flies we had to take an enormous detour south to Macina then north to Diafarabe because of the water which still stands high in places. But it was worth the hardships of the road (and there were quite a few, see above!)


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