Yesterday we safely arrived in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Harald, a German traveler, who we’ve met during the whole border crossing procedure, showed us the perfect spot to stay. We’re staying for two nights. Tomorrow we’ll take off again.
It is great to have a safe place to stay in the seventh largest West African city. We also enjoyed having fresh showers, internet access and doing laundry.
Our harborage is “The Sleeping Camel” just besides the Niger River and around the corner of the German Embassy. The city center is in walking distance.
After leaving the Sahara Desert, Domi serviced Herbie a little bit, just as adjusting the brakes, greasing the axle, cleaning the oil bath filter and changing the fuel filter.
DEAR ZAINAB AND DOMI
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL OUR BEST TO YOU!!!!! WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR TRIP AND AT TIMES WITH CONCERN FOR YOUR SAFETY SO WITH EVERY NEW POSTING WE HANG ON THE EDGE TO CONFIRM YOU ARE WELL AND WE ADMIRE YOU FOR YOU KIDS AND ARE SO THANKFUL FOR HAVING YOU IN OUR LIVES!!
TAKE CARE DRIVE SAFELY AND KEEP UP WITH THE AMAZING PICTURES AND POSTINGS.
LOVE AND MISS U 2
DON AND SHEILA