The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in Western Africa. Its capital is Bamako. Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara, while the country’s southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Sénégal rivers. As always, thank you Wikipedia for that brief info.
Anyways, I came across Mali while browsing the web (randomly). I searched via Google images and became instantly fascinated with all the pics I found. If you’re not just into jet-setting across the globe to find exotic beaches and taste different food, and are in fact into exploring cultures and learning about a country’s history and its people, then this place is definitely somewhere you should visit.
Let’s first consider the people. For starters, Mali’s population consists of sub-Saharan ethnic groups: Mande (Bambara, Soninke, Khassonke, and Malinke), Fula, Voltaic, Songhai, Tuareg, and Moor. Quite a mixture indeed.
Yes! The culture is impeccably fascinating, but of course I have to check out the attractions after exploring the deeper stuff. The most popular things to devour while in Mali are located in the following places: Bamako, Djenne, Segou, Gao, Timbuktu, and Mopti. In admiring the outstanding inventions of this region one must recognized the creation of structures from earth. Djenne, being the oldest existing city in Sub-Saharan Africa, is also home to some of its most historic architectures, including Mosques and traditional Mud Buildings.
And of course the most important part of traveling, in my opinion, is getting souvenirs. Mali, like many African countries is well know for its eccentric and vibrant markets. The best places to shop for memorable items to take back with you.
Let’s not leave behind the beaches. The capital, Bamako, is the right location if you’re interested in going swimming.
Did I miss anything? I probably did but I’ll leave the rest for both me and you to discover on our trip to Mali. What do you say about that?
Credits: Google images