Houndé is a bustling market town on the N1, Bobo-Ouaga 'highway'. It is capital of Tuy Province and is home to the extensive Houndé Gold Mine, currently licensed to Endeavour Mining Corp.
I rolled in early evening and found a room at Upapa-Tuy, a Burkinam/Luxembourg project to promote literacy that also rents rooms. My home for 3 days it was a great location to travel inland from town, firstly to meet artisanal gold miners at Dohoun and then to visit the village of Karba depicted here. Evenings I spent drinking Brakina beer on a dusty corner (here) watching the world go by - bliss.