I talked a little about the trip I took recently to Mali in "And now for something completely different." Finally had a couple people read through, corrected some typos and added a few things, and now it's ready to go. You can check it out at http://home.comcast.net/~jason.r.clark/mali/mali_journal.doc.
My wife also took a bunch of absolutely wonderful photos, and those are at http://tinyurl.com/ra2nn. (Went with Snapfish because it has unlimited upload, although getting a sharable URL took a step or two--they really want you to ping everyone with an e-mail from their system).