Eats & Drinks, Expat Living, Mali, Somaliland
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on a last look

Bamako: city of dust, city of bougainvillea.

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The friends who turn out to be heroes;

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The ones we break bread with who nourish our own hearts;

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The colleagues who become family;

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The neighbors who anchor our days;

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The greetings that never end;

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The showers that bring relief, both from dirt and sweat as well as from anxiety over the season’s harvest;

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The mornings that stun you into submission;

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The village chiefs whose class and style are unmatched;

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The history that keeps you guessing;

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The magic around every corner.

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After two years in Bamako, i’ve said (a long, rather drawn-out) farewell. Hopeful to be back soon and see an old friend with fresh eyes. Until then, starting over again somewhere new:

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[View of Hargeisa, Somaliland]

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