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The Watermelon Seller  

The Watermelon Seller

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Desert

October 1st 2007
The train ride (see The Train Ride) had left me dreary and adrenaline-less. In Nouadhibou I took lodge at a camp for overlanders and after a much needed resting day I begun my quest for a ride north, through Western Sahara and up to Marrakech, where a flight destination London awaited me. I had bought the ticket over a month earlier, still in Mali, but I had obviously underestimated both width and ... read more
Africa » Western Sahara » North » Laayoune

Sahrawi,Sahrawian, Sahraouian Flag Morocco virtually annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) in 1976, and the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty e... ... read more
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