According to Wikipedia, a vacation is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. In the United Kingdom, the word vacation once specifically referred to the long summer break taken by the law courts and then later the term was applied to universities. The custom was introduced by William the Conqueror … Continue reading A Thousand and One Posts…Going on Vacation!
The Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal), is a country in West Africa bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. … Continue reading Senegal, Republic of #203 (1961)
The Republic of Mali (République du Mali in French and Mali ka Fasojamana in Bambara) is a landlocked country in West Africa. It lies between latitudes 10° and 25°N, and longitudes 13°W and 5°E. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the northeast, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire to the south, Guinea to the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania to the west. … Continue reading Mali #109 (1968)
French Sudan (Soudan Français in French and as-Sūdān al-Faransī — السودان الفرنسي — in Arabic) was a French colonial territory in the federation of French West Africa. The colony was initially established largely as a military project led by French troops and was called Upper River from 1880 until 1890, when it was renamed French Sudan, with its capital at Kayes. In October 1899, French Sudan was divided, with … Continue reading French Sudan #62 (1931)