Date: 2nd March 2008
Location: Sikasso, Mali
Weather: Hazy blue skies and sunshine 40°c
Status: All good
Another day, another country so a good early start of baguette, chocolate sauce then porridge and coffee before getting the wheels turning again.
We made good progress on perfect roads, got to the border for lunch which was so shoddy its untrue. Half a baguette, with just mayonnaise and nothing else…..yum.
Checked out of Mali and into Burkina Faso with not a problem and said thank you to the police for being the best yet on the trip, and onto the next country. It’s difficult having so little time in some of these places, a year really isn’t long enough to stop and say hello to everyone and to meet their families and friends which is a real shame sometimes.
Got to Bobo-Dioulasso as the day drew to a close so cleared the city and found the newly finished, but not allowed to drive on express short cut to Ghana. Balls, again our plans have been thwarted so in the morning we’ll have to ses if the locals can tell us for how long the trees-across-the-road diversions will last for!
End of day location: Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Distance covered: 430kms