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Friday, December 9, 2011

from here to...Timbuktu

I've heard the expression regarding this location for most of my life (from here to...)...when something is far away, it can't quite possibly be as far as Timbuktu.  Well...in that spirit I couldn't quite help myself in choosing this for today's Place of the Day. 

Timbuktu - Mali

Settled by Tuaregs, or the original "Blue Men of the Sahara" in the 12th century, and made famous by caravan routes.  It has three mosques on the UNESCO World Heritage list, yet remains little visited.  Tours might be the only way to get here and enjoy the historic culture, but it's not something you should miss!

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