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Timbuktu Tourist Traps: 3 reviews and 3 photos
The Bouctou well, Timbuktu
Some might find it interesting, but I found it a little OVERPRICED. This museum is just a room with a few old B/W photos and a courtyard with a well that is, supossedly, the original place around which the cuty was founded. I doubt it very much that THAT was the original dwell, but even then, 7 EUROS for the entrance seems a bit too much!! (El Prado Museum in Madrid costs only 5 and it's "a little" bigger)
Me with the blue scarf
If you join one of those desert trips, the guys at the start will offer you the touareg blue scarfs for the trip. You can buy them or hire them (for about 1-2 euros).
They might be useful IF THERE IS A SUDDEN SAND STORM, but that is very rare, so it's more a tourist trap than a useful thing.
Anyway, it makes a good souvenir photo, so maybe you don't care after all for 1-2 euros...
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