Seven + hours through the Sahara in the middle of the day... a ONCE in a lifetime experience
Wow, I’m exhausted!! Yesterday did little - Mathias and I tried to get some beer at the end of the night, but the only place (Novotel) seemed far too pricey. Today, after trying to exchange my pounds sterling, I said good bye to Mathias and grabbed a ride to Atar. 1500 UM seemed to be a good price, except for the fact that there were seven of us (including two paratroopers) in the bed of a tiny pick-up truck for seven+ hours. OH GOD IT WAS HOT! Also an Islamist tried to convert me. Islamist: “do you know where all non-Muslims go?” Me: “Somewhere that’s even hotter than here”. He seemed to find it funny. In Atar at Bab Sahara. Bed. Sweet bed.
In the summer of 2007 I backpacked through North and West Africa. Flying from London's Luton Airport I arrived in Morocco on the 14th of May, 2007. In mid-September I caught a Air Ghana Flight from Accra, Ghana to London - Gatwick. During these four months I passed through nine countries, winding my way from Marrakech to Accra. It was truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. During this trip I kept a journal of my daily activities, impressions and thoughts. I've started this blog to share this record with you. I will post these entries two years to the date of when they were or... full info