Kente – Timbuktu
My neighbors had a daughter who served in the Peace Corps in Africa. While there, she went on some side trips and when I heard she was headed to Timbuktu – I was “over the moon” excited. When I was a kid and someone wanted to emphasize how far and gone a place was — they would say ” you mays well go to Timbuktu ” I never realized that it was a “real place” at the time. Their daughter got close (~ 380 km ) but not quite there.
by Kate Guilker – Cone ( Abbott ) in Sevare, Mali