In the valley of the Arve, east of Geneva, you will pass the Pointe d’Areu. It is difficult for me to estimate the mountain’s height. My computer tells me you can have a magnificent view of Mont Blanc from the 2478 meter high summit.
When we lived in Bamako 4 years ago, we had a Touareg security guard. Skinny Muhammad wasn’t very popular among his colleagues, I sensed. We could hardly communicate with him, because we did not speak his language and his French wasn’t good enough. During our parting he gave a leather pillow gift, made by his brother. I wonder how he’s doing now the French have started a desert war in Mali. The Tuareg people must have a sense of insecurity in Bamako nowadays.