Burkina Faso - December 2010/January 2011 December 31st 2010 The roads were immediately quite a bit better in Burkina Faso. We had been in contact with the truck and they were bush camped about 19km out of the city. We tried to keep an eye out for them but never saw them (later told they were about 1.5km off the main road). We arrived into Bobo-Dioulasso (“Bobo”) and were quite amazed at how much more modern it seems compared to Mali.
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Africa » Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural res... ... read more
After a 6 continent round the world trip in '07, we got home, milled around for a year and found we had yet another case of seriously 'itchy feet' and left home again in January 09 for another few years of travelling...... full info