Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Mali Malfunction

In my grand plan of visiting all 21 monuments that were nominated for the "The New Seven Wonders of the World", I have found difficulties with some of the destinations (that will be interesting & fun to overcome), but only one real problem.


There is currently a civil war in Mali and from what I understand when reading about it, one side of the conflict (or probably just one semi-high ranking person) decided that they didn't like the temples of Timbuktu. So they tore them down.

Basically they are no more.

That means that I won't be going there at all and with a sad heart I will cross that nominee of my "21 list". Sad because I (nor anyone else) will get to see the original temples in the future.

War is stupid.