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Dec 30, 2005 - Nouakchott, MAURITANIA to SENEGAL

Weather: Cool Awoke to the sound of birdcall, which meant it was after 7am. When I roused enough to look at a clock it was 7.40am, later than I had hoped because I wanted to get to the Senegalese border at Rosso before it closed for lunch at 1pm. By the time I had packed and bought some baked goods for breakfast from the bakery nearby, it was almost 9am. I then had to wait to pay for my two nights accommodation because reception had only just opened and there were people waiting ahead of me. Like myself they had to have their passport...

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Dec 16, 2005 - From St Louis, SENEGAL to MAURITANIA

Weather: Hot Although my main aim for the day was to reach Nouakchott in Mauritania, I needed to withdraw some CFAs from an ATM before I left St-Louis and decided to take a quick look at the island and the adjacent peninsula on the way. The few buildings I saw lacked any of St-Louis' reputed colonial beauty, but the strait between the island and the peninsula, lined with colourful fishing boats was attractive. I followed the lead of the locals and crossed the strait on a dilapidated bridge then passed between the rows of buildings on the...

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