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Mar 7, 2013 - Atar, Adrar region, Mauritania

Well I haven't quite reached my destination , but I am close. So, I arrived at the train station at 2 o'clock, all set for the 2.30 train. Alas, I waited and waited, then I waited a little bit more, before it finally arrived at 8.30, a full 6 hours late...welcome to West Africa! It was now starting to get pretty cold, and getting onto the passanger carriage was no easy feat, given that it was also pitch black, and there wasn't a single light on the train. I have been on some bad trains in my time, but this truly was awful, just hideous. I...

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Dec 25, 2005 - Atar to Terjît

Weather: Cool & Windy Woke up, packed up and pondered on how I would get to Terjît. I spoke to Olivier, a Frenchman who was also leaving Bab Sahara, so I joined him and another Frenchman in walking into town. First I had to pay my bill, and as is often the case, there was no change. I was to pay for two nights camping (Ou3,000 ~Oz$16) with Ou1,000 notes and Olivier resolved the change issuing by paying the Ou200 (~Oz$0.55) I owed on a cup of tea. I intended repaying Olivier after buying some travel supplies at a shop, but my purchase was...

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Dec 23, 2005 - Ouadâne to Atâr

Weather: Cool, Overcast & Windy The early morning was cool enough for me to use my sleeping bag even though I was inside a building, albeit a basic stone brick wall and straw roof construction. As dawn approached and the sun rose behind thick bands of cloud, the sky frequently changed colours and I was able to watch through my window from my bed at my leisure. Once out of bed, I ordered a petite dejenour and washed down the bread, butter & jam with coffee & cocoa as I sat and listened to the others sitting at my table, speaking French. As I...

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Feb 4, 2005 - étape cratère Guelb Er Richat - Atar

Ce sera la plus dure des étapes avec des pistes au milieu de champs de cailloux énormes et passage d'une passe magnifique . Les 4x4 sont secoués et le notre doit s'arreter avec l'amortisseur arrière gauche cassé. On va vider le véhicule en pensant accéder par l intérieur .Mais finalement c'est en passant par dessous que Jojo avec l'aide de Benoit et Michel vont le réparer en moins de 2 heures. Il faut dire qu'on est planté sur la piste mais on ne gène pas la circulation car il n'y a pas de fous comme nous pour rouler dans ce coin.J ai...

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