Travel Blogs from Mauritania

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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 ...

I made it!, Rosslare, Mauritania travel blog

I made it!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... Mauritanian food, but in my opinion, the meals we have been eagerly consuming have been delicious.  Meals are communal in Mauritania,  with five people sitting around a large serving platter, which is usually filled with a base of some starch ...

Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Mauritania

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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4th - Passed border without being searched and headed off to Nouadhibou and spotted the world's longest train - the iron ore train.  Changed the front right hand tyre again as a bubble had appeared.  Sat in a local shop while a guy changed ...

Mauritania is so sandy!, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Mauritania is so sandy!

A travel blog entry by bronwen

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... back in Africa at last (after the relative tameness of Morocco) One of the main attractions of overland trips through Mauritania has always been the Nouadibhou - Nouakchott piste, with 160km driving along the beach necessary to reach the capital. The ...

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 ...

Day 27 - Mauritania, outside Nouakchot  - Patience, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Day 27 - Mauritania, outside Nouakchot - Patience

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

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Yay sleep in as not leaving Nouakchott until afternoon.  Got up around 8.30, breakfast, shower then headed straight to internet.  A few of the people from the other truck walked in, a very nice guy but talkative as hell sitting next to me who ...

Lost in the mine field of no-mans land!, No-mans land between Morocco + Mauritania, Mauritania travel blog

Lost in the mine field of no-mans land!

A travel blog entry by raicorosenberg

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... the border into no-mans land, a 3km strip of land that practically belongs to no-one and that separates Morocco and Mauritania. No law exists here. Due to previous conflicts between the 2 countries this strip has been heavily mined. Its littered with ...

Thanksgiving!, Awaynatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... were, however, in for or a surprise.  A few days before, the hakim let us know he was going to bring a few of the Mauritania National Guard with him for event security.  I liked the idea, only because I thought it was cool we were going to have ...

Holiday time!, Awaynatt Zbill, Mauritania travel blog

Holiday time!

A travel blog entry by mikelbt

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... a few vacation days to relax and bring in the New Year in St. Louis, Senegal, the one time capital of Senegal and Mauritania.  Unfortunately, I have not the time to go into the history, but it is terribly interesting for any of you interested. A ...

Encore une ville mauritanienne moche, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Encore une ville mauritanienne moche

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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La capitale ne pas passionnée. Une ville construite dans les années 60 à la va vite et où les faubourgs ressemblent à des bidonvilles avec des chevres partout (et oui il faut bien recycler le papier, le carton et les dechets vegetaux). Avec un ...

Mauritania, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Mauritania

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... 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 ...

Day 26-Mauritania, Nouakchott-An Intro to Tear Gas, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Day 26-Mauritania, Nouakchott-An Intro to Tear Gas

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

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All I can say is thank god I wasn't on cook group... getting up at 6am was hard enough, let alone having to rise at 5.15 as they had to.  We had a very very long drive ahead so needed to be up and gone by 7.  The early rise was made slightly ...

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 ...

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 ...

Capital city at last and border to Senegal, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Capital city at last and border to Senegal

A travel blog entry by raicorosenberg

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DAY 1 Arrived in dusty and dry Nouakchott about midday. The traffic was chaotic and certainly proved to have the worst drivers in the whole of west Africa by far. There are quite simply .. no rules! Bigger is better. Its quite fun to an extent. We ...

Day 25-Mauritania, Nouadhibou-Welcome to the Moon, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Day 25-Mauritania, Nouadhibou-Welcome to the Moon

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

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... no more than 5km!  At least we were now on our way and in another country.  Yay. Few things about Mauritania: 1.    It has the longest trains in the world.  A mix of iron ore and passenger trains.  ...

Day 11 : Iwik - Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Day 11 : Iwik - Nouakchott

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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Today we got up at 8h30, kindly waken up by Nessaba at the campsite of Iwik in the Parc National du Banc d'Arguin. Our breakfast was served and we took time to appreciate it. Took a shower (always a pleasure) and left the place. Then we started the pist ...

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 ...

Debut Mauritanie, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Debut Mauritanie

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Enfin la Mauritanie et le vrai desert. Contrairement a ce que disent les forums sur Internet je nai aucun mal a avoir un visa mauritanien a la frontiere. On paye 20 euros et hop on recoit son visa et ceci sans backshish. Nouhadibou reste la ville ...

Nouakchott (Fr+Pt), Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Nouakchott (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Attention les français: Je commence maintenant a prendre conscience que peut-être ce site n'était pas le meilheur pour faire un blog du sort. Je m'excuse auprès de vous, mais je ne pourrais pas à chaque fois faire un long texte version française ...

The Road to Oualata, Nema, Mauritania travel blog

The Road to Oualata

A travel blog entry by andrewsinclair

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10th - Continued to Oualata, had 2 punctures within 1hr of one another.  There are tracks going left, right and center, so it was hard for Chris to guess the correct route.  Came into a town to see where we were going, was the wrong way and ...

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 ...

2 days in the biggest nature reserve in the world!, Banc D'arguin national park, Mauritania travel blog

2 days in the biggest nature reserve in the world!

A travel blog entry by raicorosenberg

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First ive got to say that this was the biggest highlight of the trip so far. I'd only heard of this place briefly and didn't put much interest into it either. On the way down we didn't even discuss the possibility of visiting the place. The banc d'arguin ...

Border crossing, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Border crossing

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... end a cheeky customs guy still asked for a bottle of spirits. We then had to leave the immigration area and drive to Mauritania. This involved driving along a track through a minefield. I say track but it was so rough just crossing open ground that I had ...

Into Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Into Mauritania

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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We woke up to find ourselves hemmed in by lorries and cars waiting to cross into Morocco. Luckily they opened the gates a few minutes later and we were then able to squeeze out. The route today was to go towards the capital Nouakchott. The road is named ...

Нуакшот, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Нуакшот

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Нуакшот – столица Мавритании. Safari Camping.  Сплю в ...

Нуакшот, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Нуакшот

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Нуакшот – столица Мавритании. Safari Camping.  Сплю в ...

Нуакшот, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Нуакшот

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Нуакшот – столица Мавритании. Safari Camping.  Сплю в ...

Нуакшот, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Нуакшот

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Нуакшот – столица Мавритании. Safari Camping.  Сплю в ...

The country of firsts, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

The country of firsts

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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Never when we were younger, did we imagine travelling to the country of Mauritania. Probably only 5 years ago we didn't even know that there was such a country. But after spending some time in Mauritania, we saw many things and experienced many things. We ...

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