Burkina Faso | The Country of Honest Men.

Burkina Faso

by Pascal Mannaerts

At the end of October 2009, I took out my backpack again and headed back to Africa.

It’s been almost three years since I set foot here last. After a first trip through Senegal, Mali and Mauritania in 2007, I am now in Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's capital city.

Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked Sahelian country between Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. Little affected by mass tourism, it has kept its authenticity. It's one of the the favorite places for NGO’s and other humanitarian organizations.

«The country of honest men», as they call it, is flaming with the pervasive hospitality and friendliness of its people, their pride and momentum. You'll come across immensely rich cultural and stunning landscapes, among the most beautiful I have found in this area of the continent...

I spent four fabulous weeks in the country, first through the red dust of the Sahel, then in the region of Bobo-Dioulasso. Purely unbelievable. And unforgettable…

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