Travel Blogs from Mauritania

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National Women's Day, Awainatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

National Women's Day

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hey there everyone.   All is well here.  We are keeping busy at the center and trying to beat the heat, which I am afraid, is here to stay for a while.   As the 8th of March was International Women's Day, we had a day of festivities at ...

Border, Naori de Sahel, Mali travel blog

Border

A travel blog entry by arlash

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The border!   We were all glad to get out of dirty, dusty and sand filled Mauritania. Hello ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Estrada Mauritânia - Mali, Kiffa, Mauritania travel blog

Estrada Mauritânia - Mali

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Fizemos dois dias de estrada parando sempre em cada controle, com o Baby adoptando uma nova tactica: "chefe têm cha ai ou estão todos a fazer ramadão ? ». Incrivel como isso funcionava SEMPRE. Ele ia tomar o cha e contava estorias ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is this the Capital, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Is this the Capital

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... it made its way into Nouadhibou. The town is nothing worth writing about so lets leave it at that. Nouakchott, is the capital of Mauritania. The drive to get here was awesome, lots of sand and desert, very remote. We did have the pleasure of running out ...

Terjit, Atar, Mauritania travel blog

Terjit

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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De Nouakchott à Atar, 400 km de désert total. Arrivée à la nuit tombée à l'oasis de Terjit, 40 km avant Atar. Vent de sable continu sur tout le parcours. Diner en bivouac avec nos compagnons de voyage retrouvés (Michel et Chantal en Land Rover ...

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 ...

Mauritania, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Mauritania

A travel blog entry by arlash

... well. The Sahel is just around the corner.  We spent most of the first day at the border getting out of Morocco and into Mauritania.   Slow and steady seems to be the system here. No one is in a rush to do anything.  We had several ...

Administration, mécanique, tentative d'escroquerie, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Administration, mécanique, tentative d'escroquerie

A travel blog entry by mel_et_charlo

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Après une nuit de repos bien méritée, surtout pour Charles, nous reprenons la route. Nous nous trouvons vraiment dans le désert : dunes, chameaux, oueds… On apprécie !! Surtout que le paysage change très souvent. Le matin, la verdure ...

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. ...

JP et GG chez les Toucouleur (cf. Tintin au Congo), Matam, Senegal travel blog

JP et GG chez les Toucouleur (cf. Tintin au Congo)

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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Sur une piste longeant le fleuve, nous voyons un attroupement de femmes dans un village qui nous font de grands signes. Nous stoppons, sommes autorisés à prendre films et photos. Elles dansent et chantent pour nous et nous expliquent rapidement ...

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 ...

Day 10 : Nouâdhibou - Iwik, Iwik, Mauritania travel blog

Day 10 : Nouâdhibou - Iwik

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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We got up with the sun and got ready before I went to change money, get Mauritanian and CEDEAO insurances for the car, and buy tickets for the Parc National du Banc d'Arguin. We left Nouadhibou around 12h30 and took the new tar road down to Machi, and ...

Power!!!!!, Awainatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

Power!!!!!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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Hey everyone,   All is well out here.  The past week has been ridiculously windy.  From about 9:00 in the morning until about 9:00 at night the wind has been incessant.  It calms down in the evenings, only to pick right back up the ...

First few weeks at site!, Awaytt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

First few weeks at site!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... supplies for the GMC (or Mike supplies....)  PLEASE feel free.  We have a post box in Ayoun, and should be back here every few weeks. Michael.jaruszewicz@gmail.com   Mike Jaruszewicz Corps de la Paix BP 4, Ayoun El Atrouss ...

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 ...

Day 9 : Dakhla - Nouâdhibou, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Day 9 : Dakhla - Nouâdhibou

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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... of sparkling water and chocolate. Sounds crazy?... it is indeed, but alcohol is prohibited in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. This border is an experience of its own: the Moroccan Gendarmerie Royale, Police and Customs officers inspected the vehicle ...

Marocko och Mauretanien, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Marocko och Mauretanien

A travel blog entry by surrburken

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Det var ett tag sedan nu, men bättre sent än supersent, eller hur. Här kommer ett litet sammandrag av vad vi sysslade med sista veckan i Marocko samt ett par dagar i Mauretanien. Tror att jag sist lämnade av lite grovt i Marrakech. Vi närmade oss ...

Day 28 - Mauritania ? - Cherry Vodka Red Wine, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Day 28 - Mauritania ? - Cherry Vodka Red Wine

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

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Back into the bush camp routine - up at 6.30, breakfast by 7, leave by 8.  The walkers, team hardcore and Suzy went ahead.  I still haven't managed to haul my arse out of bed to join Suzy... I promise I will do it one day soon as I imagine ...

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 ...

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