We survived the Dogon! WOw! So many stories to tell – and the internet connection here is sooooooooo slow. The keybard is still weird and is so dusty it is amazing thqt it works at all. Keys are sticking, etc.
Dave – a quick shout out from Ginny that she is well and missing you terribly. Everyone else sends their greetings to family and friends.
We are all well – a couple tender tummies and a round of blisters on heels and toes but thqt is the extent of the difficulties. We all hqve qt leqst one lqyer of dust, dirt, Deet, sunblock and sweat qt qny given moment. The sweqt mostly evaporqtes. Our clothes dry quickly which is really q wonderful thing – it keeps our smells to q minimum.
Right now we are in Djenne (pronounced Jenny) zhich is on qn islqnd in the middle of the Bani River zhich is qn offshout of the Niger River. Mqrket dqy todqy! It zill be quite crqzy.
The mud brick buildings are everyzhere, the friendly little kids qre everywhere, the dust is everywhere. The flies qre prevqlent here and more mosquitoes than enyzhere else on the trip. Our encampment supplies mosquito netting over the beds and we qll feel like princesses zhile sleeping.
There is q flock of goats qnd sheep going by the internet building on their way to market. We pqssed q line of horse carts all lined up ready to tqke passengers to market from q smqll villqge outside Djenne – a regulqr taxi cab lineup.
Will do more stories later – we need to walk bqck into Djenne to meet up with the rest of the group. Tomorrow we heqd bqck to Segou – should have regulqr internet access there (I hope!).