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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Mali: The Best Laid Plans

A taxi hanging off the side of the road
On the way to Dogon Country, our taxi was run off the road; no, none of us were particularly surprised, because this is exactly the kind of thing that happens to carefully laid plans in Africa

I'm one of life's compulsive planners, and I'm not too proud to admit it. I travel with a computer and I'm endlessly creating fancy schedules of places I'd like to visit, all laid out in the kind of spreadsheet accuracy that would make your average flower-child traveller squirm. In a sense I run my travelling like a workplace.