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Timbuktu: once a byword for the middle of nowhere, so remote to be thought of as fictional. Today its mystical aura and unique association with their historical roots remains. In contrast many African cities have become dirt poor homogenised replicas of each other. But following the end of a prolonged Islamist occupation the airport is closed, and the city's only access route is a dangerous road journey. Once a tourist hotspot, we travel on a terrifying contemporary "new package tour to Timbuktu”.