All aboard! On the train in Mauritania

There's a train in Northern Mauritania. It's the longest train in the world. Not like, the length of the journey, but length of the train itself; it's over 2km of cars! And it's travelling back and forth to bring iron ore from the mines to the port. Now this in itself is kinda cool, I … Continue reading All aboard! On the train in Mauritania

In a tent: Auberge Bab Sahara

I really don't know what my standards are anymore. Some places I can hardly sleep, I'm so obsessed with the lack of cleanliness. But then I arrived at a campsite in Atar, and instantly loved it. It's pretty cool, there seems to be a lot of these "campsites" around,¬†where you can stay in a nomad-style … Continue reading In a tent: Auberge Bab Sahara

In a book: my Lonely Planet guide

So I managed to make my way through the whole of Morocco without a guidebook. It was a bit annoying at times to be dependent on the battery life of my phone, in case I needed to look something up. But there is so much info on Maroc that it was never a problem to … Continue reading In a book: my Lonely Planet guide

On the border: Dakhla to Nouadhibou

Well, I made it. After 12+ hours on the road, I landed in Nouadibhou, Mauritania. For such a place and after such an adventure, I had really hoped to be in touch ASAP, so I was disappointed when my Moroccan SIM no longer worked in Mauri! Come on guys, let me roam! So this post … Continue reading On the border: Dakhla to Nouadhibou

On the web: hello, world!

I'm struggling to compile my thoughts on nearly 11 weeks in Morocco, all into a handful of posts. How to condense such an experience into a few little notes? I'm in Dakhla now, the last stop before crossing the border into Mauritania. I have heard that it's something to be prepared for: more basic than … Continue reading On the web: hello, world!