Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mopti at Sunset

Our first night in Sevare, we were tired and wanted a shower...but Barou advised otherwise.

Good call - we raced to the port in Mopti just in time to watch the sun set.

The below are just a few images we enjoyed - along with our beer at the Bozo Bar.

The other entertainment at the Bozo were the many crap sellers. Quite a system, though. Whilst the six of us sat at our table, Mr. Necklace would descend upon us. Once he had done his business, Mr. CD would come...followed in turn by Mr. Bracelet, Mr. Better Necklaces and even, briefly, Mr. Strange Sculpture or Masks.

I did a roaring trade in CDs, having a few of them already at home and letting everyone know which ones I thought were best. (And picking up a few more, of course.) Alas, he never offered me a commission.

Necklaces for the girls from six different tribes was my other useful purchase. Very civilised, all this shopping whilst not having to move from my beer - or the sunset.

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1 comment:

  1. Quite a stark change from the earlier pictures, which, while beautiful, fully conveyed the "dry" and "dusty" you used to describe the Dogon region.
    I would love to hear some of the CDs when we get together in April!



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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