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Desert 5

A boy named Sid that we met while we waited for the tide to go out so that we could drive down the beach. He hung around observing us and chatted a little, although he was fairly quiet.
Mauritania Part 2 - The desert coast to Nouakchott

October 18th 2007
While the cities in Mauritania are anything but special, the drive from Nouadhibou to Nouakchott was far and away the highlight of the trip on the Dover to Dakar section. There is a brand new tarmac'd highway linking the two cities, but if we took that it would entirely defeat the purpose of travelling overland. A little sandmatting was certainly worth the effort in order to experience the real ... read more
Africa » Mauritania » Trarza » Nouakchott

Mauritanian Flag Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976, but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. ... ... read more
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