Eid Al-Fitr yesterday, marking the end of Ramadan. It is a bank holiday here today and Ougadougou is very quiet. We are deciding where to head to next. The northern Sahel region towards Niger looks a ‘no go’ area, which is a shame as we would really like to go up that way.

We got our Malian visas in a flash yesterday when we arrived in the capital and following that we extended our Burkina Faso visas, after persuading the man at immigration to get it done the same day. He initially told us to come back on Monday! We have all of our little jobs done here now.