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Noudhibou and Nouakchott, Mauritania

Noudhibou and Nouakchott, Mauritania

Mauritania would greet us with yet another police checkpoint. There is certainly a difference between the police styles in Morocco to Mauritania; with Mauritania having military men check your details in a very stern and to the point way. They seem much scarier,...
Grüsse aus Mauretanien

Grüsse aus Mauretanien

Hallo zusammen. Unsere erste Woche in Mauretanien ist um und wir wollten mal von uns hören lassen :-) Die ersten drei Tage haben wir in Nouâthibou verbracht. Eine wuselige afrikanische Kleinstadt die von sandigen Nebenstraßen bis zur geteerten Hauptstraße, Hafen,...
Best and worst in Africa

Best and worst in Africa

[ENG] After my little ride through Africa in 438 days and about 32,000km always riding my cool Vespa (OK – OK I also took some trucks and some 4X4), I collected some interesting facts and I’d like to share them with you. So take a small taste and stay tuned for the...
Heading north towards Oman

Heading north towards Oman

When I woke his morning, I was reminded of the last time we spent New Year’s Day adventuring. We were in Mauritania heading for the border with Senegal, 3 months into our African Adventure. This time was quite different. Instead of waking early, packing the...
Mauritania (video)

Mauritania (video)

Την πρόπερασμένη Δευτέρα μπήκαμε στη Μαυριτανία. Η διαδικασία που έπρεπε ν’ακολουθήσουμε στα σύνορα ήταν πολύ πιο απλή απ’όσο φανταζόμασταν και διαβάζαμε. Μας πήρε λιγότερο από 2,5 ώρες και αυτό πιο πολύ γιατί ήμασταν αναγκασμένοι να οδηγήσουμε πολύ αργά στη no man’s...
Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Getting the visa for Mauritania was a bit of a pain as it meant to drive back north to the clean and more orderly but quite boring capital Rabat. After queuing up for quite a while at a kind of hole in a wall in front of the Mauritanian embassy we acquired the...
Along the Skeleton Coast

Along the Skeleton Coast

We finally reached the sea!  The vast Atlantic Ocean.  We had descended  about 900m over more than 100 km from the plateau to Henties Bay, a charming seaside town.  It seemed to be mainly retired people living there, and holiday homes for those living further afield,...
Kapp2Cape meets London2CapeTown

Kapp2Cape meets London2CapeTown

Meeting in Rabat There aren’t a lot of travellers out there at the moment – so it is always a special treat to meet up with other adventurers. We first met Dan & Kumi in Rabat in December last year when we were all sorting out visas for Mauritania.  I noticed Dan...
A letter of encouragement

A letter of encouragement

To Anne, Vic, Jackie, Phil, Elize and anyone else contemplating an adventure As you are preparing for your own adventures – however they look – we thought we’d send a few words of encouragement to you. We have been on the road for a little over 3 months now, and to be...
Mauritania

Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania Our stay in Mauritania can be summed up as: WINDY – Mauritania was still as windy as we had experienced the last few days in Dakhla.  Never fear – at some point this wind must surely die down.  Camping, cooking and living outside the vehicle is...
Towards Mauritania

Towards Mauritania

On Boxing Day, we departed Dakhla for the Mauritanian border – a mere 350km away.  On the way, we stopped in to have a coffee with Crystal and Francesco (in their camper van) and then stopped in at Ocean Vagabond to say goodbye to Freya.  Then, onto the open road and...
Budget update

Budget update

We are about to leave Western Sahara and cross into Mauritania.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Morocco and Western Sahara, but look forward to heading southwards.  Before we leave Western Sahara, though, I thought I’d add another budget update. Our daily...
It’s all about dreams

It’s all about dreams

Dakhla, Western Sahara Finally – we have a few days to catch-up with ourselves after the long dash through Western Sahara.  We wanted to be close-ish to the border (a mere 300km away) for Christmas, so that we can cross into Mauritania shortly afterwards.  We have met...

No fun

Safi, Morocco We always knew that getting our Mauritanian visas was going to be a chore. For starters, Rabat was out of our way.  We couldn’t apply for visas when we first entered Morocco, and so we had to make the 600km trek from Agadir to Rabat to apply for the...

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