When I was young, Timbuktu was the symbolic end of the Earth. Nestled in the livable, lovable nation of Mali, is a city built entirely of mud. The Sankore Mosque (right) is one of three mosques built of mud and serve as centers of worship and as tourist attractions.

I doubt that I will ever visit this place for several key reasons that I needn’t enumerate here. Suffice to say that my blog covers the end of the Earth.