Monthly Archives: December 2012

Parc Nationale du Banc d’Arguin

Nouckchott, Mauritania One of the motivators for our adventure is our love of wildlife and the natural environment.  Unfortunately, human activity is decimating both – rapidly – and so we planned to experience both where we can. Parc National du … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Wow, that was close…

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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…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 … Continue reading

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Just under a week ago we left Agadir to start our journey towards the Mauritanian border. We had a choice of going down the coast via Tiznit, or venturing into the mountains via Tafroute. As we would be following the … Continue reading

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First fight with the lawnmower

In spite of the fact that I love camping, being outdoors, running, mountain biking hiking … I also like to look good (don’t we all) and having a decent hairstyle is important to me.  Furthermore, I like short hair – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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