On Christmas Day 1976, Charlie Smith and I embarked on a six weeks journey through four French West Africa countries: Mali, Miger, Burkina Faso (then known as Upper Volta), and the Ivory Coast. We started by flying to Bamako, Mali followed by a road trip to Mopti. The next leg of the journey was a three day riverboat trip which ended in Gao, Mali. From there we road in the back of a produce truck to Niamey, Niger. A lori took us to Ouagadougou, the capital of the country then called Upper Volta. A train took us to Bobo, and also to Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Taxi was the next mode of transpiration to Man. And finally back to Liberia in a money bus.

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Mopti, Mali

Niger River

Djenne, Mali

Timbouctou, Mali

Niger and Burkina Faso