Travel Blogs from Chinguetti, Mauritania

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Mer de sable et bibliotheques, chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Mer de sable et bibliotheques

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... c est d aller a la piscine entouré de palmiers et des dunes de sables autour de soit. En effet, il y a beaucoup de puits a chinguetti et on peut remplir des reservoirs d eau rien que pour soi et pour se detendre. Si vous voulez voir des dunes de ...

Camel Trek in the Sahara, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Camel Trek in the Sahara

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... view of the surrounding desert with dunes large and small. Looking in the direction we had come, we spied the town of Chinguetti in the distance.  After a small breakfast (which included the bread that was baked the previous night), we started the ...

The Land of Chinguetti, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

The Land of Chinguetti

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... on one and let our taxi go.  Surrounded and sometimes nearly engulfed by the shifting dunes of the western Sahara, Chinguetti was established in the thirteenth century and lays claim to being the seventh holiest city in Islam. Like Ouadane, ...

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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... for the trip from West Africa to Mecca.  The 16th century stone Friday Mosque in Chinguetti's old town is considered the national symbol of Mauritania while five old libraries contain valuable Islamic manuscripts from the town's glory days.  ...

A kiss on the cheek and new friends from home, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

A kiss on the cheek and new friends from home

A travel blog entry by meltin4

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From Atar I travelled up through rocky desert mountains to a little town called Chinguetti, on the edge of seemingly endless sand dunes. Here I met other tourists for the first time on my trip. They were Fred and Victoria who live on a boat just minutes ...

COS Trip, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

COS Trip

A travel blog entry by panchi111

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Holy Moly, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Holy Moly

A travel blog entry by chrlttzmmrmn

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... considered the 7th holiest city in Islam and has several old libraries that house ancient manuscripts, including a 14th century Quran.  We reached Chinguetti by car.  We caught a ride with a local, but you can also pay a taxi UM2,000 (about $10) ...

Chinguetti, une ville aux portes du désert, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Chinguetti, une ville aux portes du désert

A travel blog entry by surledep

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... ’on est ressorti, elles nous ont plus lâché. Et oui, le touriste est très rare, faut pas rater l’occasion. Chinguetti est aux portes du désert. Au fur et à mesure ils construisent en hauteur car les rez-de-chaussée sont lentement envahis ...

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