Resid Hotel Diamarek
Travel Blogs from Saint-Louis
The cultural lesson of the week is that pedestrians in Saint-Louis do not have the right of way. It's not that I wasn’t being careful; I was being careful, but people are crazy! And people behind the wheel are crazier. Now I know that people everywhere are crazy. Even in Canada!
Monday, I met up with Habib to go see his tailor. On the walk there, I felt like people were going to run me over. Constantly. And I was on the sidewalk! Then, trying to cross the street was ...
... a rest from the aridity of the last 2 months. so we drove a bit further south into the Saloum River Delta NP to find a nice spot for the next couple of days. and we found a very nice spot - on the tropical peninsula which lies between the mangrove forest of the river delta and the beautiful white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. out of the "few days" grew quickly a proper stop-over for more than 3 weeks. it was just too beautiful to leave so early - a true nature paradise.
... office because I’m working on creating a Partnership Agreement document for future beneficiaries. Two of the beneficiaries from Friday are actually a partnership, so I thought it would be a good idea going forward if we had this type of document in place.
After work on Friday, we met up with more volunteers at Flamingo (it’s a Restaurant/Pool/Bar). Five or six volunteers arrived this week.
... happy to take coins. We then drove into the town of Saint Louis
where we got another police check. This one his reputation precedes
him and even though he asked for all sorts of things we were able to
comply completely and so he eventually he told us to go. We then
drove to a campsite called Zebrabar and parked for a couple of
nights. During this period we met the group of Overland travellers that we had already met in Marrakech.
We found that Mauritania is ...
... nothing much at all except read a book and explore St Louis itself. It’s a ramshackle ex colonial town, surrounded by hideous mounds of rubbish including those on the main beach itself. Any thoughts of swimming were swiftly vanquished by the sight of enormous amounts of plastic of every shape and size, carelessly thrown everywhere. The main part of town has a fair bit of character, some interesting architecture, its share of annoying touts and a great bar with wifi ...