Nouadhibou Local Customs

  • Nouadhibou Mauritania
    Nouadhibou Mauritania
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    nouadhibou mauritania
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  • Nouadhibou Mauritania
    Nouadhibou Mauritania
    by johnsakura

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    Grand Marché

    by johnsakura Written Jan 15, 2004

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    you can get some saharawi handicraft, senegalese islam stuff, leather, incense, charcoal to put incense in, rings, necklaces and some other stuff made with plastic and that you're told they are ancient and mede with no longer existing rocks.

    Grand Marche is located in Mahfood area in the "ville".

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    Senegalese people

    by johnsakura Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Intereact with this people and you'll take more advantage of the country it self. White moors are sometimes nice people but never cheerfull like people from Senegal. They will take you out to dinner with their friends go to parties etc.
    According to the 1988 census, Mauritania had 1,864,236 inhabitants. The 1997 estimated population was 2,449,130, giving the country an overall population density of 2 persons per sq km (6 persons per sq mi). The majority of the population consists of White and Black Moors (of mixed Arab and Berber ancestry), many of whom lead nomadic existences. More than 90 percent of the population lives in the southern quarter of the country. About 30 percent of the people are black African farmers, who are settled in the Sénégal Valley.

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    Tea

    by johnsakura Written Jan 14, 2004

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    Tea here in Mauritania is served 3 times. So prepare to drink 3 teas each time you drink one??! what? ha
    They take a while to prepare the tea. It is server with foam on top and for that they have to make a sequence of movments passing the tea from one cup to another. Its like cappucino. ;o)

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    Fishermen Market

    by johnsakura Written Jan 14, 2004

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    Near the frozen fish market. you can find a very interesting market used by fishermen to buy things they need to fish. Some groceries stores can also be found.
    Here you can notice how fishermen live. You also have some houses inside. Some little tea houses also. This is a perfect place to see how senegalese fishermen life and socialize.
    You will have everyone looking at you like someone that shoulnd be there. But actually you'll have that feeling all around Mauritania so...

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    Big Fishing ships Port

    by johnsakura Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Over-fishing by foreign fleets has led to a sharp decline of fish catches in the rich Mauritanian waters. Some species, such as sawfish, have completely dissapeared, according to to an expert study by the UN environmental agency UNEP. Fisheries are Mauritania's main export earner.

    This is the port where big foreign ships stay for a few days until the exact fish quantity is checked by the port authorities.

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    Hot bread

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    Almost every street has a bakery. Mauritanians bread is not the best in the world but after a week it will defiantly be the best. Get some olive oil and do like locals do: bread and olive oil along with a cup of mint tea. A small bread like these ones on the photo usually costs around 25UM. You can get half in groceries stores for 10UM.

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    Turkish Hamam

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    turkish bath hamam nouadhibou mauritania

    Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, complaining with the incurable longlasting headaches calls for a doctor. The doctors of that time couldn't find a remedy for the treatment of the illness.
    One day a young man came with a solution which was hard to believe. The solution was a soap-massage in a Turkish bath.
    Complaining from body pains, long lasting headaches, giving up excess body-weight, desire for feeling fresh and young addresses you to a "Hamam" where you feel like a new-born person.

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    Islam

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    Nouadhibou Mauritania Islam

    The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah" and anyone who does so is termed a "Muslim", The word also implies "peace" which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah.
    Islam is the religion which was given to Adam, the first man and the first prophet of Allah.

    Islam in Mauritania (and i remember you its real name as country: Islamic Republic of Mauritania) is very very strong.

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    Laundry washers

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    This is the local laundry shop in the city. It seems a very hard job. Nouadhibou's weather is very good to dry clothes year round. Average maximum temperatures are:

    Jan 26ºc
    Fev 28º
    Mar 27º
    Apr 27º
    May 28º
    Jun 30º
    Jul 27º
    Aug 30º
    Sep 33º
    Oct 30º
    Nov 28º
    Dec 25º

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    Electrician

    by johnsakura Written Jan 14, 2004

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    Electrician in his shop right in front of the fishermen's market. This shop is located in the building of the 19 hundreds Portuguese construction of the CGP.

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    Fishing

    by johnsakura Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Mauritania has a large saltwater fishing potential, and the government has taken measures to protect its offshore fishing areas. In 1997 the country?s catch was 82,000 metric tons.

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    Children on the street

    by johnsakura Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Children will come at you asking for the common "cadeux". Many of the children now only see a tourist as a source of anything and total respect is lost in terms of human relations.

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