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Stray Birds

Some thoughts from Rabindranath Tagore's Stray Birds on a hot Saharan day: When I travelled to here and to there, I was tired of thee, O Road, but now when thou leadest me to everywhere I am wedded to thee in love. What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow. My wishes are...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 19, 2009 from Nouakchott, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Movement

Movement leaves an impact on us. Think about the bittersweet emotions on airports. Or the therapeutic tap-tap of trains passing over the sleepers. What about the 'staring into the distance' when traveling by sea or river. All considered, when we move, we grow as we dream and think and...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 19, 2009 from Rosso, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Mauritania

The last 2 nights we spent in Nouadhibou. We met Mahoudi last night and he was very entertaining. Iak and Niell wanted to try out camel meat and he said that he will be glad to make it for us. So we buy camel rump and cook it with onions in its own juices. This is then ate with bread - and what...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 17, 2009 from Nouakchott, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



First Border Crossing

In the last entry I mentioned that we should now be looking for transport to the Mauritanian border and then push on to the capital Nouakchott. Well this was the procedure of events from Dakhla onward. We walk around in Dakhla on the lookout for a hotel that organises trips to Nouakchott. 4...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on October 15, 2009 from Nouadhibou, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Crossing Borders

The hotel receptionist in Nouakchott flagged down a local taxi to take us to the main taxi rank, we think he felt a little guilty for pestering us so much as Ben had previously told him to stop knocking on our door because Kat was ill. We pulled up at the taxi station where we were bombarded...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 9, 2009 from Rosso, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



What a let down.

We arrived in Nouakchott in the dead of night. The journey was long but the roads looked captivating with the sand blowing in a sea of waves across the tarmac. We almost ran over a camel earlier on during the day so we were keeping our eyes peeled there weren't any ready to jump out and surprise...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 5, 2009 from Nouakchott, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



Off Road Truckers

The border crossing from Western Sahara to Mauritania is quite difficult to describe. To get though the actual border itself you have to fill out a form, then wait..... For some reason our English passports had been put in a different pile and there seemed no order of a queuing system and...

permalink written by  Kat and Ben on July 3, 2009 from Nouadhibou, Mauritania
from the travel blog: Kat & Ben's World Adventure



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permalink written by  bragekb on February 24, 2009 from Testai, Mauritania
from the travel blog: SE Asia 2009



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