Apparently they have destroyed half of the 16 temples so far. Such a shame, even my mother called me to share her sad feelings.
Why isn't there someone doing something to stop them?
I found the blog of a swiss couple, they do the west route currently, and stay currently @ bamoko:
Then there are some, who are driving arround mali currently:
If you watch these blogs, you see that there are still other travellers arround, who drove through or arround mali.
So i dont see the need, to plan without mali currently. And it is good to know, that there is a way arround - if the situation goes worse.
Mat from "the sleeping camel" leave mali last week, because he dont know how the situation develops, not because it is too dangerous actually.
Same i read out of bruce`s blog @ http://bamakobruce.wordpress.com/ He leaves mali, because he dont know what happen in the future.
Trans-Africa with a Land Cruiser 200
Great CNN article on the current situation in Mali today:
Still safer than Syria at least.
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