ok these mountains are not exactly near Bir Moghrein. They are located 1 hour away, which in sahara's desert standards its not very far at all. These mountains are on the top of the most beautiful one i've ever seen. My friends and I encountered some Polisario Front on a small resting zone right on top of the mountain. On top of the mountain...more
I got to notice on my travelings that small things like this are the most apreciated by me and by all. Sun sets exist everywhere. Don't miss this one here. once on a life time unless you wich to come back to nothern mauritania 600km away from the neares town which doesnt even have electricity... hamore
You get to the wall and you have to deliver your passport to the Moroccan authorities. You stay under Moroccan army custody maybe even for a few days. Don’t go out of the asphalt as it has lots of land mines. You have to wait maybe up to a few days to get the permission to go inside morocco with army convoy just for you until Layoune to get a stamp...more
We got permission and headed to Gueltat Zemmour with army 4x4 on the front of us. Due to much sand also in this part (no road exists, or many parts are really in bad shape that is better to go into the sand), again my friends had to jump off the car and be transported on the army Toyota until Layoune.I hope this will help someone travelling to this...more
This is how does a Bir MOghrein average houses looks like from the inside. They have a couple of weels where they take water from inside their house.these people gave us a room foto spend the night and even cooked a special vegetarian meal for us. Quite nice people indeed. It made me have one of the best times in Mauritania.more
if you agree with someone to do something, write it down and make that person sign the deal. after if that person changes the agreement you can go to the police and show the paper. ususaly people change the deals and you say "hey i didnt say that" and they say,no no, you said, NOW WE GO TO THE POLICE, and because they know you're afraid of the police they know you'll try to solve hte problems.
Unique Suggestions: dont be afraid of the police, if they say, lets go to the police, you say" Yes yes lets go to the police and yo'ull see! with this you already earned a few points of your discussion.
Old spanish road of Western Saharawe are already inside morocco or better no mans land of western sahara. this area has lots of pirates that can rob you or kidnap you, last year a group of germans were kidnaped here and people asked for money to the german government.you have 30km from the castle until you get the wall which separates the mine free...more
This is the castle that stands right in the border with Morocco. From now on and along 30km (militar outpost) you have no mans land, with pirates and criminals, lots of land mines, destroyed roads...think twice about passing here, or at least bring a 4wd car, go by me!! we're alive i dont know how...more
When the sun was rising, we started to go in direction of the moroccan border. we got out 6 oclock in the morning. How about if i told you we only got to the border 2 hours after . this is nothing right, but then to go from there to the wall moroccan military outpost yes we got almost 9 oclock pm only to make 30km... i love the colours that are...more
Bir Moghrein is nothing much than a militar outpost with mud houses. No commerce at all. I only saw a cpople of street shops which i thing can be the only way to get goods here in town. If you're traveling from NKT bring some provisions along or you'll pay maybe 4times more the original price. The electricity is not runing now (april 2004) due to...more