Taparko, January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
Trip Start Dec 18, 2008
79Trip End Jan 18, 2009
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Of course, gold equals money and wherever there is money, you have Americans, as well. They say the company operating the gold mine is American-owned. Or at least jointly. I’m not so sure, but either way, Uncle Sam is there.
Sadly, however, but equally common, whoever profits from this wealth, that don’t seem to be the locals
There used to be small prospectors who had been for a long time scouring the surrounding area for grains of gold to help them make their living. That too was now taken away from them as big money couldn’t – and wouldn’t – afford to lose small money.
Certainly, none of that was rubbing off on us travellers. Same as in Tougouri just over a half an hour earlier, we stopped by only for a few minutes and then the bus moved on.