Blogs from Gaoua, Sud-Ouest, Burkina Faso, Africa


Africa » Burkina Faso » Sud-Ouest » Gaoua November 14th 2009

Geo: 10.3271, -3.18466The drive to Gaoua was supposed to take 3 hours (which we immediately doubled to 6) but it quickly became apparent that both our driver and our vehicle were a little off centre. The engine started overheating and prompted a couple of stops which drew crowds and plenty of loud advice but no actual fixes. At the next major centre we were encouraged to wander through the local market while a mechanic, who appeared out of nowhere, replaced the rad hose (which, of course turned out to be unrelated to the overheating problem).. After a couple more stops, we found another mechanic at the next (and last) big town before Gaoua who replaced the bracket for the fan (which, of course, was also unrelated to the actual problem). The next breakdown gets very concerning ... read more
Market Day
Gan Village
DH Offerring The Chief A Photo

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