Travel Blogs from Rosso, Mauritania

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St Louis, St Louis, Senegal travel blog

St Louis

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... girl joined us and planned to stay until Dakar. We left Nouadhibou to make our way to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Soon after leaving we encountered a police check. When you enter the country you have to declare your foreign currency and ...

4th of July, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

4th of July

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... in the direction I thought was right.  My crackerjack sense of direction served me well and I no sooner entered our house than the dust storm developed into a torrential downpour, lasting the rest of the evening.  Ahhh.  Life in ...

De Nouakchott à Richard Toll (Sénégal), Richard Toll, Senegal travel blog

De Nouakchott à Richard Toll (Sénégal)

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... en route tous les 3 vers le Sénégal par la frontière de Diama, pour éviter le racket organisé de celle de Rosso. Nous avons mis en tout 1:00 de formalités et 20€ seulement pour nous retrouver avec plaisir en terre africaine, celle ...

Mbalal, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Mbalal

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Greetings from Mauritania!   We are back at the training center and will be here for a few days getting our last round of shots (yeah!) and sitting in on a few more training sessions.  And..... on Monday we finally get to find out where our ...

Mbam, Mbam, Senegal travel blog

Mbam

A travel blog entry by matcel

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At night we were transportd by a cart and a horse pulling it, but others people climb on the cart, these people knew the family we had to encounter. So they descent from the cart really close to the house and went with us. They talked to the sister of ...

Du Sahara à l'Afrique Noire : quelques réflexions, Richard Toll, Senegal travel blog

Du Sahara à l'Afrique Noire : quelques réflexions

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Nous venons de terminer la rude traversée du Sahara, le désert des déserts, au milieu des vents de sables et parfois des tempêtes qui nous abrasaient et décapaient le visage, après avoir échappé aux mines anti chars dissimulées par les ...

Hassânîya, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Hassânîya

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... the street, whereas some of the other trainees are going to have to take a bush taxi some distance out over the sand to rural Mauritania.  I am really excited, as a number of the friends I made here will be training in Rosso as well, I already have a ...

Model GMC, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Model GMC

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... more weeks until we ship out to our permanent sites!  I can remember how big of a shock it was walking around Rosso when I first arrived, dealing with the menacing goats, precarious donkey cart drivers, and all around culture shock.  Now, ...

Spécial Maxence: Babacar, Podor, Senegal travel blog

Spécial Maxence: Babacar

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Ouf! Nous avons échappé, en nous cachant bien,aux méchants bandits de Mauritanie. Nous sommes arrivés hier au pays de Mr Ukulélé, mais il n'est pas là car il a voyagé jusqu'à Ouagadougou. J'espère que nous le retrouverons là-bas bientôt. Par ...

Awainatt Zbill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Awainatt Zbill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... I am in for quite an adventure.....Seriously...   I am heading to a town called Awainatt Zbill, in the southeast of Mauritania.   Awainatt Zbill , which literally translates to 'cow shit', has a population of 8,000 and is not far from ...

Napping, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Napping

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hello again,   All is still well over here in Mauritania.  I had a nice relaxing weekend, meaning there was really nothing for me to do....That is not exactly true, but I guess I am just not entirely used to the Mauritanian lifestyle, which ...

Podor (suite), Podor, Senegal travel blog

Podor (suite)

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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En fait nous avons passé la nuit dans la Maison de Guillaume Foy, ancien comptoir colonial restauré cette fois-ci le long des quais du fleuvve Sénégal. Hôtel datant de 1850 avvec de grandes hauteurs de plafonds, des fenêtres garnies de ...

Last Week in Rosso!, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Last Week in Rosso!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... a nice long hike and found a few trails out by the river that were a nice respite from the lack of privacy one often finds in Mauritania.   Check out the pics.  I don't have a  whole lot for you, but I did snap a few shots of my homestay ...

Saint louis, Near Saint louis, Senegal travel blog

Saint louis

A travel blog entry by matcel

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We finally arrived at Saint louis a beautiful and rich city which remembers us the mood of Europe. There is indeed in this city drinkable water, showers and many things that we didn't find elsewhere. We spent the first in Saint Louis, visiting with Bago ...

End of Homestay, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

End of Homestay

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... I could have taken them.  No big deal.   Alright.  I am gonna take a shower (for once) and unpack some of my gear.  Next thing you know you will be looking at pictures of me swearing in as a PCV Mauritania....Inshallah.   ...

Day trip to Mauritania, Diama, Mauritania travel blog

Day trip to Mauritania

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... about tour leading is the first trip, and the never knowing if everything will run smoothly as promised to the group! Mauritania conjuers visions of immense dunes and fleshy dark skinned ladies swathed in fabrics. This southern area of Mauritania is ...

Back to Rosso!, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Back to Rosso!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... of a blur, but I will try to give you all a little idea of what we saw out on the other side of Mauritania.   Our first day, we split up into our respective regions and boarded the ubiquitous Peace Corps Land Cruisers in search of our ...

coup d'état, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

coup d'état

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hey everyone,   All is well here in Mauritania..... except for that whole coup d'état thing going on right now....  Fear not, though.  We are all safe and sound and as far as we have heard, there has been no violence.  I wish I ...

Swear in!, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Swear in!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... had the chance to do a little Q&A with him regarding the coup and our future here in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.  After the ceremony, we all took heaps of pictures and relished in our newfound volunteerdom.  Then, after a victory ...

The training begins....., Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

The training begins.....

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hello everyone!   Life is grand here in Rosso..... since you last heard from me, I have moved in with my host family in a nice little place by the Senegal River.   It actually reminds me quite a lot of my place in Australia, except here ...

de Richard Toll à Podor via Dagana, Podor, Senegal travel blog

de Richard Toll à Podor via Dagana

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Nous avons quitté Richard Toll sans regrêts car la ville n'avait aucun intérêt, "l'hôtel" bien que sur les bords du fleuve Sénégal était très très moyen. Douche chaude mais litterie dégueulasse. A Dagana, petite ville qui n'a pas vu de ...

Parc of the djoudj, Djoudj, Senegal travel blog

Parc of the djoudj

A travel blog entry by matcel

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With Jean Mermoz, we decided to wake up early to see more animals. So when we arrived at the hotel we had some problems to buy the tickets 'cause there was a misunderstanding but the receptionist reserved us a taxi, and he brought us to the parc. There ...

Frontiere Mauritanie Senegal, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Frontiere Mauritanie Senegal

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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C est un point de passage que je voulais eviter car il possede une mauvaise reputation. Finalement je suis quand meme passe la-bas et effectivement les douaniers mauritaniens ont essayes de recolter de l argent supplementaire. Leur tactiaue est tres ...

Across The Senegal River, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Across The Senegal River

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... bus station to avoid yet another short hop with more haggling. We had the choice of crossing the Senegal River from Rosso or to continue within Mauritania further west for 90 km and the cross to Saint-Louis near the coast. We opted for the Rosso crossing ...

Road to Senegal, October 23, 2007, Rosso, Mauritania travel blog

Road to Senegal, October 23, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... Senegal at Rosso, a border post notorious for its hassle and aggressive bribe-seeking gendarmes.  The town of Rosso, where we turned off in Mauritania was the scene of some of the worst squalor and filth I've seen anywhere with naked children playing ...

Rosso, Rosso, Senegal travel blog

Rosso

A travel blog entry by isidor

Croissing the Senegal ...

Rosso, Rosso, Senegal travel blog

Rosso

A travel blog entry by isidor

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I cross the river ...

Oct 25, 2010, KeurMassène, Mauritania travel blog

Oct 25, 2010

A travel blog entry by nikenkatrien

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Parc National du Djoudj, Djoudj, Senegal travel blog

Parc National du Djoudj

A travel blog entry by jrouxel

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National Parc ...

Apr 29, 2011, KeurMassène, Mauritania travel blog

Apr 29, 2011

A travel blog entry by nikenkatrien

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