Interceptor - Sahara Mauritania

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Published 24 May 2007
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In the Amsterdam Dakar Challenge in 2004 i drove through Mauritania in my Reliant Robin threewheeler. Here ...
In the Amsterdam Dakar Challenge in 2004 i drove through Mauritania in my Reliant Robin threewheeler. Here is an impression what Mauritania looked like by then. There is no vegetation, only sand. They started asphalting the Highway, but part by part, separated by sand. I heard that the road is ready by now and that there are petrol stations now. I had a guide and we drove from Nouadibou (the Maroccan border) to Nouakchott in one day. This video was in the beginning of the day. Later it got worse and we had to protect the laptop against sand and heat. When we nearly got to Noakchott we ran out of petrol. We bought some but it was not good. We got a tow for the last 60 kilometers. It was a Mitsubishi 4x4 pick up truck with 17 people. I believe it was a human trader, but i was lucky with his help. The cable broke nine times but we got to Noakchott in the evening. And in Noakchott was no petrol either... Still no contact with the world (no gsm network) and no money because the ATM do not accept my cards. I still believed i was behind the others in the Challenge, but they just entered the Mauritanian Sahara. The next day i was able to phone at Union Money transfer and got some money, i went with a taxi to another petrol station to get petrol and at 16.00 h i went of to Senegal....
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