My family and I just spent a week in the small village of Jon Fa Kuru (in Western Mali). It was a really good experience for us all - it had been some time since we had been in the rural environment. Here are a couple of pictures of our trip. First up is a scene of the village at dusk.
Here I spent the morning with my teacher collecting medicine. We wandered from tree to tree out in the bush cutting bark and a few limbs.
This would be the "bush" in western Mali. Hot season is coming on, so much of the vegetation has been burned back.
Here I am greeted by the mothers of my friend - they came into the compound shortly after I arrived, singing and clapping.