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Burkina Faso is a relaxed country with friendly people.
The first time I visited Burkina Faso was in 1989, travelling from Togo to Mali. I spent only a few days in the country and in Ouagadougou.
In 2013 I came back for a longer time and visited the southwest of the country, like Bobo, Banfora, Sindou, Gaoua. In 2013 I encountered a country of art, culture and traditions. Updates and new pages will follow. See links to the separate pages.
We spent a few days in Ouaga and from there we visited Laongo, the Opera Village, Bazoulé, the holy crocodile lake and the Mossi palace inKokologo.
Bazoulé, crocodile lake
In the southwest we visited Bobo and Banfora. Around Banfora we visited Lake Tengrela, the Karfiguela Falls and the holy baobab in Toumousseni.
We stayed a few days in the countryside of Sindou, visited several Senoufou villages, the Sindou peaks and the troglodyte villages at the escarpment.
Sindou, Senoufou country
Kankalaba & Tourni
Around Gaoua in the south we visited Lobi villages, the World Heritage site of Loropeni, the Gan king in Obiré and the diviner in Kampti.
Gaoua, Lobi country
In Tiebelé we visited the Kassena houses and west of Pô the Nazinga Game Ranch with elephants.
My first experience with Burkina Faso in 1983 looks meanwhile far away. In that year I was at the border at the Ghanaian side. The border was closed in thosae days. How fascinating a closed border can be.
In 1983 was a difficult time in Ghana with lack of everything and curfew. I stayed a few weeks in Bolgatanga, took with some Ghanaian friends at a day-off the Paga bus to look at the border of BF. Many Ghanaians go there to look, if they could smuggle or buy some goods from BF. For smuggling you had to know the small paths very well. The frontier guards didn't let us in.
The most primary thing in this country, water.
Before departure from Ouaga in 1989 we bought enough for the route to the north. In 2013 it was easy to buy mineral water at almost every street corner.
What I can remember from the landscape in 1989 north of Ouaga were the three colours yellow, red and green. The yellow of the dry grass, the red of the earth and the road and the green of the trees.
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