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BURKINA FASO


Location - West Africa; Capital - Ouagadougou; Population - 15 million; Currency - CFA Franc

I flew to Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, in April 2003. They're a very friendly bunch.

 

burknoteBurkina Faso uses the West African franc, the CFA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk1Mopeds are very popular in Ouagadougou

 

 

burk2Ouagadougou's cathedral

 

 

burk3The minarets of the Grand Mosque in Ouagadougou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk4The Grand Marche at Bobo-Dioulasso

 

 

burk5The mud built Grand Mosque in Bobo-Dioulasso dates back to 1893

 

 

burk6Inside the Grand Mosque, Bobo-Dioulasso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk7Brewing something alcoholic in Bobo-Dioulasso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk8A spiritual 'fetish' in Bobo-Dioulasso

 

 

burk9Stalls on a Bobo-Dioulasso street corner

 

 

burk17Crossing a river on the way to La Guingette, 20kms from Bob-Dioulasso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk20The walk through Kou Forest to La Guingette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk18The clear waters of La Guingette - it's amazing to come across such a cool, lush area when it's surrounds are so hot and parched

 

 

burk21Sun-dried earthen buildings at Koumi, on the way back from La Guingette to Bobo-Dioulasso

 

 

 

burk10A bustling street scene in Banfora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk11Tengrela Lake is a moped ride from Banfora

 

 

burk1215kms from Banfora is Karfiguela waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk14There's good views from the top of Karfiguela waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

burk16Scenery on the moped ride back to Banfora

 

 

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LINKS

www.burkina.com - lots of info on Burkina Faso

www.burkinabymatt.com - photos

 

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