I landed in Bamako Sénou International Airport around midnight after a 4 hour flight delay. The airport was hardly lit up. Customs seemed to be very unorganized as I expected but I went through with no problem. After I linked up with Adama and Baile whom I traveled with, I went out to a party not far from the motel where I stayed. I had a fun time and somehow I managed to get myself drunk. I thought Bamako was much more westernized than what I expected, but that thought only lasted until the next morning. I started my day with a hangover and drove through the city. I realized that Bamako looked just like I expected it. We began the journey headed to the first destination, Djenné. We stopped by a market in the village of Fana. I walked around and it made me realize I was in Mali. Wow! I am in Mali! We reached Ségou by the time sun went down and stayed there for the night. Old guys were gathered in front of the hotel and making tea. They kindly offered me a shot of tea. I hadn't realized yet how important tea is to West African people. I woke up early the next morning and headed on a long ride to Djenne.
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