Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
124Trip End Sep 01, 2012
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To begin with the scenery was similar to Mauritania but that soon changed. More vegetation, even trees. Cropping starting to appear - maize, veges, watermelons and even cotton. Houses changed to mud brick with thatched roofs ( in compounds rather than individual with their own section), And bird life is now full on. Very colourful but think that will get better.
Lots of ponds now - didn't see any in Mauritania. Does that mean mossies!!!!!!!!! It is the end of the wet season so things are pretty green. However, I can't see that lasting as its hot hot hot. It's in the 40s during the day although cool at night.
Mali is theoretically the 4th poorest country in the world ( according to lonely planet) But I question that. It's poor but I can think of others that seem poorer. People very friendly.