Blogs from Atar, Adrar, Mauritania, Africa


Africa » Mauritania » Adrar » Atar May 27th 2009

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. ... read more
On the back of Pick-up 2
Oh god! Am I exhausted!

Africa » Mauritania » Adrar » Atar September 25th 2007

Hello Everyone, Well, it's being a while since I posted anything on my blog which I apologize for. No excuse really, just got lazy for some reason. This posting finds me in the middle of Ramadan, though I'm not fasting but it sure is hot here. The other day atar hit 120 degress. Not fun by any means, but the cold season should be coming soon and it does actually get cold here during the night and day. So what has being happening. School ending in June and since most of my students left aoujeft to go home for the summer, their wasn't much for me to do so I went to atar and stayed for about a month. In july dad was kind enough to buy a plane ticket home so I went home for ... read more

Africa » Mauritania » Adrar » Atar February 7th 2007

Ik was van plan, met de trein, richting het westen te gaan, in het hostel ontmoet ik een Griekse gozer, hij heeft dezelfde plannen en we hebben gisteren afgesproken, vandaag samen de trein te pakken richting Choum. De trein komt in plaats van rond 14:00u rond 16:00u aan, de trein is inmens, de wagons houden werkelijk niet op, het is de langste trein terwereld met soms wel tot 300 wagons en een totale lengte van 3km. De trein vervoert erts van de mijnen in het noord-westen naar de havenstad Nouadhibou, passagiers kunnen of gratis meerijden in de ertswagons of een kaartje kopen voor het de enige pasagierswagon. Ondaks de verschillende waarschuwingen dat de ertswagons stoffig en vies zijn, gaan we toch voor het gratis transport, we stappen in een wagon met wat mauretaniers, een paar pakken ... read more

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