Category Archive: Western Sahara

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Dec 28 2012

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 head south. We didn’t …

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Dec 26 2012

Budget update – Western Sahara

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 budget has continued to fall steadily through Morocco as we take advantage …

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Dec 26 2012

Wow, that was close…

Christmas Lunch is served!

Wow, that was a close call… we almost ended up becoming residents of Dakhla! After checking out all the camp sites at Dakhla we chose to stay at Camping Moussafir. Not because it has the best views, but because it has electricity – important since we were planning to stay for a few days. We …

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Dec 24 2012

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 some friendly people and are just loving all …

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Dec 22 2012

…and flats


Such a contrast to reach the flats of Western Sahara. We left Icht and headed towards Tan-Tan on the tar.  Although we had originally planned to drive the pistes from Assa to Smara, local opinion was divided on whether the military would turn us back or not.  In the end, we headed to the coast …

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