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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Mali: Thoughts on Leaving

Sunset over the River Niger
The River Niger is one reason to like Mali, but it wasn't enough for me

After being thoroughly underwhelmed by Senegal, I desperately wanted to like Mali. I wanted it to amaze me on a daily basis; I wanted its landscapes to astound me; I wanted the culture to enthral me; in short, I wanted too much.