About us

Phil and Bintou 

We run the show from Bamako, Mali. Bintou is in fashion school. Stay tuned for the premier of her clothing line inspired by the sweet indigo fabrics of Pays Dogon. 

Phil is a camel drawing consultant that also runs a hotel/hostel. You can also find him at philintheblank.netscootwestafrica.com, and westafricatravelguide.com.


Ali is a former tourist guide from Timbuktu. An excellent takamba dancer, he heads up the team of guys that write the messages on the postcards in Timbuktu.