Travel Blogs from Mauritania

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3 December  Mauritania   Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

3 December Mauritania Nouakchott

A travel blog entry by derrick241

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3 November Mauritania Well here we are in Mauritania and in the capital city of Nouakchott   Things could be any more different now No more rain, just temperatures up in the high 30's, I didn’t even need to put up the rain sheet on my ...

Nouadhibou & Cap Blanc, Mauritania, Oct 15, 2007, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Nouadhibou & Cap Blanc, Mauritania, Oct 15, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... a full day and two nights in Nouadhibou to relax and recuperate between the two stretches of our Saharan crossing.  Nouadhibou is Mauritania's second largest city and a major fishing and iron ore port.  From the looks of it, it's not necessarily ...

Deep Into The Sahara, Mauritania, Oct 19 -22, 2007, Adrar, Mauritania travel blog

Deep Into The Sahara, Mauritania, Oct 19 -22, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... 1978 has traversed a varying route each year through much of the same country we traveled through.  Western Sahara and Mauritania have been the standard routes for nearly two decades since Algeria's civil war essentially closed that country to most ...

Banc D'Arguin Coast, Mauritania, Oct 17 - 18, 2007, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Banc D'Arguin Coast, Mauritania, Oct 17 - 18, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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We continued with our sand matting through the Dunes of Doom the following morning, hitting the coastal lagoons within a few hours where there were plenty of opportunities for bird watching in the national park's shallow bays and inlets - flamingoes, ...

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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... There frequency of villages was greater, and they were populated by darker-skinned tribal Africans who make up about a third of Mauritania's small population.  Sahel means shore in Arabic, but the term generally refers to the wide band of ...

Banc D'Arguin Desert, Mauritania, Oct 16- 17, 2007, Nouamghar, Mauritania travel blog

Banc D'Arguin Desert, Mauritania, Oct 16- 17, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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Banc D'Arguin National Park is a reserve designed to protect coastal scenery, traditional local fishing lifestyle, and the wetlands environment that is one of the most important wintering areas for migratory European birds.  Although Banc D'Arguin's ...

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 ...

Nouakchott, Mauritania, October 22, 2007, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Nouakchott, Mauritania, October 22, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... being depleted by Asian and European fishing fleets raping the sea of all life.  Financially strapped governments in Senegal, Mauritania, and Guinea-Bissau have been selling fishing rights to the EU for its fishing fleet.  The payments for such ...

Overnite, Kiffa, Mauritania travel blog

Overnite

A travel blog entry by ekacool

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Nouadibou, Nouadibou, Mauritania travel blog

Nouadibou

A travel blog entry by sayres

Desert crossings, army convoys, driving in the surf - pretty cool ...

Into Sharia Law, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Into Sharia Law

A travel blog entry by kenziertw

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... cars in various states of dilapidation. We entered Mauritania with a lot less fuss than we had in obtaining their visas.   Mauritania only made slavery illegal in 1980, though the practice is still widespread - an estimated 100,000 people still being ...

Bribing the police, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Bribing the police

A travel blog entry by kenziertw

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11th December We had a full drive day to Nouakchott. First thing it was very cool and foggy - we were close to the sea - but got drier as we headed East inland, into the desert, and hotter. We then turned South. We were stopped by over a dozen police ...

Refoulée à la frontière sénégalaise..., Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Refoulée à la frontière sénégalaise...

A travel blog entry by debdeb80

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Burn, baby burn, to the Mauritanian inferno!, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Burn, baby burn, to the Mauritanian inferno!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsrontour

... are slowly disappearing under the drifting sand). Still, despite this, and the descriptions of extreme discomfort which will follow, Mauritania has really endeared itself to us.  There is a sereneness and friendliness to the peoples, and the scenery ...

Nouadhibou !, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Nouadhibou !

A travel blog entry by negesotoubabouw

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Nema to Oulata, Oulata, Mauritania travel blog

Nema to Oulata

A travel blog entry by exumbris

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... its ambiance with sufficient amenities.  Although more expensive than in other parts of the country, Nema has most of Mauritania's offerings.  Electricity works well, so the drinks are cold. The lycee and college are west of the market about ...

Trip 3: Morocco to Senegal, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Trip 3: Morocco to Senegal

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

... to get out and gazed in horror at the horde of people clambering atop her precious luggage... ...Dude... Honeymoon in Mauritania?  You guys are going to need some serious marriage counselling after this... ...And then we are off... Day 50: ...

Du Banc d'Arguin a Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Du Banc d'Arguin a Nouakchott

A travel blog entry by ventalili

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Du Banc D'Arguin à Nouakchott Jeudi 14 janvier Nuit calme dans les tentes sur la plage , troublée seulement à un moment  par le passage de chacals, ou de chacaux. Enfin on ne sait pas exactement combien il y en avait, mais sans doute ...

Starting point, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Starting point

A travel blog entry by ekacool

Check Point ...

Western Sahara, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Western Sahara

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... . Stopped in small villages for coffees, lunches etc but probably no other reason to stop so just kept driving for 3 days to the Mauritania border. Well one other reason to stop; a swim in a camel drinking trough!!.  We came across one  so ...

Crossing the Sahara to the Mauritanian Border, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Crossing the Sahara to the Mauritanian Border

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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Another early start and getaway this morning (7.30am). Again we were to have long day on the truck through the hammama (the local name for this area of the Sahara. So on we continued following the lines of pylons marching ever south. We stopped for a ...

Nema, Nema, Mauritania travel blog

Nema

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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Entrée en Mauritanie: De Dakhla à Nouadhibou, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

Entrée en Mauritanie: De Dakhla à Nouadhibou

A travel blog entry by ventalili

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Lundi 11 Février Après une nuit passée dans un hôtel sordide, mais en centre ville, nous partons de bonne humeur et surtout de bonne heure pour parcourir les environ 370 km vers la frontière mauritanienne.  Il faut en effet y être avant midi ...

Feb 20, 2007, Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

Feb 20, 2007

A travel blog entry by stfffn1

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Nouakchott City of Sand, Tiguent, Mauritania travel blog

Nouakchott City of Sand

A travel blog entry by landylove

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... one of these Claweds in your family Nutmeg?) from Paris who was staying at our place of rest.   Clawed has visited Mauritania every year (for the past 9 years) to fish for the eggs of the Red Mullet and takes them back to Paris where ...

Rosso, Rosso, Senegal travel blog

Rosso

A travel blog entry by isidor

Croissing the Senegal ...

Land Mines, Mine Field, Western Sahara travel blog

Land Mines

A travel blog entry by isidor

Land Mines in the frontier of Western Sahara with Mauritania. In the night is very exciting driving for the ...

WOAH MAN'S LAND , Nouakchott, Mauritania travel blog

WOAH MAN'S LAND

A travel blog entry by bellag

... the event but after a bit of a boogie we were well ready for our basic beds nearby. Bound for the border of Morroco of Mauritania after what we expected would be some serious toing and froing the following day we were half asleep and a bit taken a back ...

We're...NOT..going to score 1 more than Nouadhibou, Nouadhibou, Mauritania travel blog

We're...NOT..going to score 1 more than Nouadhibou

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsrontour

... bumped into one of his mates.  He had many friends among the Mauritanian community in Dakhla - a community established before Mauritania's withdrawal from Western Sahara in 1979.  The two of them took us around several Mauritanian shops, where ...

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