Category Archives: Mauritania

New Photos – Nouakchott, Mauritania

The capital of Mauritania is a very poor place.  Most people don’t even have homes and many of the inhabitants of the country are nomads.  We took many photos in the surrounding area and it is easy to see that this is near the top of the list for poorest countries in the world. Speaking […]

New Photos – The Mauritanian Sahara

Months ago many of you watched the video that we put together about our time in the Sahara in the Banc d’Arguin National Park.  Here are the photos. Photos On Flickr See the video INSERT_MAP  

New Video – National Park or Middle of Nowhere Sahara?

When picturing a national park, most of us probably think of rangers that help to protect the wildlife and answer visitors questions about the surrounding area and the flora and fauna that reside there. As you get farther and farther from the main tourist tracks in the world, the standard and definition of national parks […]

Sand, Sand, And More Sand

What else would you expect when you are in the middle of the Sahara Desert? All of us knew that we would encounter lots of sand as we drove through the western part of the Sahara on our way across Mauritania, but I do not think any of us would realize just how much sand […]

New Video – Mauri…what?

A couple of years ago the TWBR route began to take shape. When first planning a route for a grand voyage like this, the sky is the limit. Countries that you never even knew existed become possibilities; geography becomes a daily topic of conversation. It is quite interesting just how large some countries are that […]