Monday, October 19, 2009

Boy in Blue - in the village of Sokurella

Although Sokurella was a very remote mountain village tucked into the Loma Mountains below the highest point the people were friendly and the kids were curious. The Loma Mountains are some of the highest mountains in West Africa. The Niger River is said to originate somewhere nearby. The highest point in the Loma Mountains was Bintimani, the peak that we headed to climb while visiting the area. It is hard to describe just how remote this area was in those days. The village was made up of farmers, hunters, and was for the most part self-sufficient as most villages of this size were. The nearest school was in the village of Kurobonla which was a several hour walk. In those days there were no roads that reached Sokurella.

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