Still in Nouachott

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May 26th 2009
Published: May 26th 2009
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The world's a toy!
Still in Nouachott! I was thinking about leaving today but decided to wait until tomorrow to exchange money. Plus I don’t feel like traveling yet. It’s nice here, although not too much to do. Went to the port-au-peche with Kiryomi and Eri yesterday. This idiot asshole rich-boy Mauritanian drove us. He drove like an idiot with s**tty music blaring and almost hit a kid. He showed no inclination to honk or slow down. Took us to some resort beach, not to the port-au-peche and then told us that we couldn’t go to the port-au-peche because the police would stop us and it was closed anyway because it was Friday. It was all bulls**t. We ditched his pathetic ass (it was blatantly obvious he was only interested in the girls and swimming --- sorry a**hole!) and went to see the very interesting fish market with many colourful boats and fishermen. When we returned the a**hole has left (good riddance, hopefully he wrapped himself around a tree --- if there were any) so we took a cab back. Later I went out to dinner with the girls and a Swiss guy named Mathias who is full of useful information on West Africa, as
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Launch the pirogue!
he’s spent ten months here. Going to spend today relaxing --- again! Off to Atar tomorrow. Oh yes, we tried to go for a drink yesterday but no luck. I’ll try to meet up with the Japanese girls later in Senegal or Mali where I might have more luck. Yes I know, I’m just as bad as the locals.

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Taking the goats for a walk...

Matthias was a great source of info about West Africa and a good guy.
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The market...

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