more on Bol .
Bol is a medium size village in the lake tchad route . Actually , Sahara´s Overland ´s track (cant remember the number) leads you to Bol.
I heard lots of horrible stories about bol . Browsing the web , you can find stories about
children trhowing stones to cars
Someone got hit in the face by a flip flop
Someone´s car apparently was struck by a very real arrow !
everyone ´s carriying knifes ,
Some people hit slighly a child while oppening the door of the LC , and they were charged 1000s of Euros of "compensation"
Someone apparently was relieved of 1500 UKP by some obscure Douannes scam
so as usual , I was predisposed against this town . For a lot of reasons (fuel , water , and food ) I NEEDED to go to Bol , and so I was ready for a horribly hostile town to the extend of carriying my big knife ready for action on the fuel-tank-bag .
The fact is that Bol is a wonderfull coastal village , with respectable people , in which
1 I slept for free ! (1st time in Africa)
1 I drank to destruction for free ( Chief of the police bought me loads of
1 I ate for free (the city´s gobernateur insisted on knowing me and invited me to his huge villa , to have amazing food ,
s , tea
1 next day , in the club (there´s only one ) I meet a lady and .. well , ahem , also for free.
Man , Bol is amazing. anyone that I told those horror stories assured me that they never happened . they are absolutely welcoming people and I here absolutely reccomend going to Bol , instead of keep on driving all the way to NJamena.
Indeed Bol is one of the most friendly towns I have ever been in Africa , and of course in Chad !