Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Group

On trips such as this, the group can make a critical difference.

In Mali, we won on two fronts. First, a small group: only seven people total. Second, we were all well-travelled, so the rigours of such a trip did not really phase anyone. We all got along splendidly, and with the other six representing six different countries, there was little inclination to slip into "back home" discussions (thank goodness).

Truly -- Francisca, Glen, Harriet, Heather, Kim and Richard helped make the trip so enjoyable. (If by some chance any of you are reading this...cheers for your good spirits.)

I'd share more "group shots", but it seems the few pics I have are all around a table drinking beers... ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Neil,
    What were all of the people's names? Did they not tell you? Were you a little scared to meet somebody new? What kind of languages did they speak? What kind of clothing did they wear? And what kind of states did they come from, or any kind of place in the world?



An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
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