Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
124Trip End Sep 01, 2012
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Morocco say its their land and treat it like its part of Morocco. The UN disagree ( what would they know?). But Morocco won't be going anywhere fast. I think they have stationed their entire army in the desert here. For the 3 days we drove through I think we stopped at 30 check points. No problems though, just recording you are going through and not stopping for good!!!!!!! There are huge phosphate deposits here so economically it's good for Morocco. Passed by huge processing plants with conveyor belts stretching into the desert at a number of places.
Passed through Laayoune as we headed south, bypassed Ad Dakhla ( 40km off the main road and it seems side trips are out), over the tropic of cancer and onto the border with Mauritania.
We got to the border with Mauritania on the 5th Nov just north of Nouadhibou. Took 2 hours to get out of Western Sahara and then 2 more to get into Mauritania.