Travel Blogs from Atar, Mauritania

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NKT and Kaedi, Awainatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

NKT and Kaedi

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Greetings everyone.  I am just sitting through our fourth, yes, and fourth day of rain in a row.  It is pretty unusual to have any rain at all right now, but after about six months of nothing, everyone is pretty happy.  I just wish the ...

Pour Laurence d'Arabie: Guelb er Richat, Guelb er Richat, Mauritania travel blog

Pour Laurence d'Arabie: Guelb er Richat

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Nous voici au coeur de cet étrange accident géologique dont l'origine reste un mystère. Nous avons nos propres hypothèses.... A ...

Computers and trees, Awainatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

Computers and trees

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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  Greeting from Awainatt Zbill,   Everything is going well here.  I am finally used to the heat again...and the incessant sweating.  Thankfully it still cools down a bit in the evenings, so sleeping isn't so bad.  My house is ...

De Atar à Chinghetti, Chinghetti, Mauritania travel blog

De Atar à Chinghetti

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Avec quelques jours de retard, car nous sommes restés 5 jours en plein vrai désert sans rien du tout. Que du désert, que du rien à l'état originel avec les hommes préhistoriques dont nous avons traqué les vestiges sur les traces de Théodore ...

Elections and Scorpions, Awaynatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

Elections and Scorpions

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hello everyone,   We have been quite busy out here in Awaynatt Zbill...  I would hate to jinx our work so far, but we have been moving along with the center in a steady pace.  First, though, let me describe the situation here.  ...

End of Ramadan and a new house!, Awaynatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

End of Ramadan and a new house!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Alright.  It has been a while, but I am back in Ayoun to restock and catch up.  A lot has happened since my last update...Ramadan has ended, people are starting to return to Awaynatt Zbill, I have a house, and we are starting to make some ...

Terjit, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Terjit

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... (pour Laurence d'Arabie de NYC -voir les épisodes précédents-). On se pose des questions sur une éventuelle traversée Atar Tidjikja ( 420 km non balisés mais avec guide et en convoi). Accueil excellent des Mauritaniens, aucun problème de ...

Train le plus long du monde, Choum, Mauritania travel blog

Train le plus long du monde

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je vouylais prendre le train le plus long du monde pour 2 raisons. Le premier pour le train en lui-meme avec 2.3km de long. Et 2ement parcequ il n y avait aucun bus aussi direct que le train. Les horaires sont assez erratiques. Puisqu il doit partir a ...

De Chinghetti à Ouadane, Ouadane, Mauritania travel blog

De Chinghetti à Ouadane

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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C'est encore plus dans le désert et la piste devient une vraie piste avec de vraies embûches, mais c'est pas fini!!!! Les aventures seront en commentaires dans les photos qui viendront.... plus tard. ...

End of Peace Corps Mauritania, Awainatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

End of Peace Corps Mauritania

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

... living and working in Mauritania. About two weeks ago, Peace Corps Washington sent a security assessment team into Mauritania while we were in Senegal completing our mid-service training conference. Unfortunately, their findings concluded it would be ...

GMC update!, Awaynatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

GMC update!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hello!   Well I am back to Aioun a bit earlier than expected, but for good reason...  We are having the official opening of the Awaynatt Zbill GMC next week and to make this trip to take care of some loose ends.   All and all I think ...

Mer de sable et bibliotheques, chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Mer de sable et bibliotheques

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je suis venu pour la montgolfiere, mais finalement il fallait attendre 3 semaines donc j ai fait du dromadaira pour voir un phenomene accoustique. Les dunes qui chantent. Ce sont des dunes tres hautes et raides qui produisent un bruit quant on glisse ...

Ночь в ра, Tirj, Mauritania travel blog

Ночь в ра

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Оазис в Тержите. Засыпаю в волшебном шатре ...

Nouadhibou to Atar, Nouadhibou to Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Nouadhibou to Atar

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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... read about Mauritania and subsequently the train trip from Nouadhibou to Choum, the very one that we were planning on taking today. Mauritania is obviously a desert country with well under 3 million people. Who, up till the droughts of the 1970 were ...

Chingetti to Ouaidane, Chingetti to Ouaidane, Mauritania travel blog

Chingetti to Ouaidane

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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... stinging, when her mother poured water over the mass of knots of hair and flaky skin that concealed quite a serious scalp infection. Between Atar and Chinguetti is about 80 km and part of climbs up onto a plateau. Only some of the road is sealed and ...

Crossroads of the Mauritanian Sahara, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Crossroads of the Mauritanian Sahara

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... , a traditional stone hut that has been tricked up with all the amenities. The Adrar region is the jewel in Mauritania's crown with several important cultural sights and natural wonders. Besides the historic sites, it provides easy access to areas with ...

Chinguetti, Mauritania, October 19 - 20, 2007, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Chinguetti, Mauritania, October 19 - 20, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... .   This was certainly the case in Chinguetti where I would have been interested in buying something characteristic of Mauritania, but my bargaining skills weren't sufficient to get me any items of interest in a price range I could ...

Terjit Oasis, Mauritania, October 21 - 22, 2007, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Terjit Oasis, Mauritania, October 21 - 22, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... hot in Africa.  The rotund ones must all stay at home, though, because I actually saw fewer corpulent beauties in Mauritania than I recall from Egypt, Jordan, or Morocco.  We backtracked part of the way from Chinguetti and then turned off the ...

COS Trip, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

COS Trip

A travel blog entry by panchi111

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Gateway to the Past, Atâr, Mauritania travel blog

Gateway to the Past

A travel blog entry by chrlttzmmrmn

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We arrived in Atâr after finding a ride from the city of Choum.  Like many cities in the Sahara, the streets are not very crowded during the heat of the day.  There is also sand everywhere.  The city center is actually in the northern ...

Un oasis, Terjit, Mauritania travel blog

Un oasis

A travel blog entry by diegoloson

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¡WOW, el típico oasis en medio del desierto! ¡Con sus palmeritas y todo! Fue una delicia dormir al aire libre bajo estas palmeras y ver las luciérnagas en el río completamente a oscuras. Era como observar el universo y sentirlo tan cerca como para ...

De camino al Atlántico, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

De camino al Atlántico

A travel blog entry by diegoloson

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En esta etapa únicamente recuerdo haber estado bebiendo whisky con el grupo por la noche. Estaba previsto que durmiéramos al raso, pero cuando estábamos de sobremesa tertuliera tras la cena, en un momento dado me giré para coger algo de la mochila y ...

Arriving ATAR Mauritania, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Arriving ATAR Mauritania

A travel blog entry by valentin83

A few hours of direct flight (charter) from Paris, we get to Atar. Sudden rise in temperature ! We feel a bit exhausted as the night in the airport was loooooooooong. We thought we could sleep on the benches and as a matter of fact were able to lay down ...

Mauretanien, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Mauretanien

A travel blog entry by asci

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so...erstmal der text des auswaertigen amtes zum thema Mauretanien, hinterher dann was wirklich passiert ist :) Dringende Sicherheitshinweise - Gefahr von Entführungen und Anschlägen In den nordafrikanischen und den südlich an die Sahara grenzenden ...

Quand t’es dans le désert, Milieu du désert, Mauritania travel blog

Quand t’es dans le désert

A travel blog entry by surledep

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Finalement le groupe marche bien. Il y a juste qqun, un peu particulier, il vit dans une yourte en France (pourquoi pas) qui parfois nous ralentit. La première fois, on le voit au loin s'arrêter sur une dune. Et il nous rejoint 15 minutes plus tard, ...

Jour de l’An en plein désert, Milieu du désert2, Mauritania travel blog

Jour de l’An en plein désert

A travel blog entry by surledep

... et il peut y avoir 200 personnes et ca devient rapidement le cauchemar. L’après-midi, la jeep nous attend pour nous ramener à Atar, histoire de faire un peu de shopping sans le souk. A peine sorti de la bagnole, on est harcelé et il faut ...

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