Four wheel drive adventure in the Sahara Desert, Mauritania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Chinguetti, Mauritania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Back to Morocco on January 31st.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Today, we are off to Casablanca Airport!

Interesting place where we have been staying the last three nights. The guy who owns it is originally from Germany, but he married a Moroccan lady and he's been living here for 23 years. But his wife likes the city better, so she spends most of her time there, and he spends most of his time here in the countryside.

Another van showed up the other evening. A younger couple from the Netherlands. Just before lunch on the rainy day, our German host invited us all in for soup.

Ruth, at the kitchen table!

Lunch is served.

With some kind of tea.

The tea was made with this stuff. 
No idea what it is.

This local fellow passed by the motorhome a couple of times.

The rains from Wednesday passed overnight and we woke up Thursday morning to a clear blue sky.

Max, at 8:00am.

By 10:30am, it had warmed up enough to go for a hike. Our host had pointed out a couple of hills we could climb. There were no marked paths or anything, just the sheep and goat trails.

Where Max is parked.

It's a pretty landscape.

Ruth, enjoying the view.

Me, at the top!

Zoomed in on Max down below.

Nice view!

We climbed back down, and then just followed a dirt road that led past some farmhouses.

Ruins of some kind.

Ruth.

We were a bit surprised that they have electricity!

And despite the farm houses looking like they are pretty much made of mud, they all have satellite tv dishes on the roof.

Gotta get going.... today is the big day. We are off to Casablanca Airport. Next blog post coming to you from Mauritania!

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6 comments:

  1. I think that’s absinthe. We had tea made with it too.

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    1. I think you are correct, thank you. The tea was very nice tasting.

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  2. That is one tiny table! I wonder what people with bad knees do?

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    1. It was definitely a low table but everyone just held the bowl of soup up in their hand to eat. I expect that someone that is quite old or with bad knees gets to sit in a higher chair.

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  3. Looks like rosemary. The guy looks like he's running back and forth to the bathroom.

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    1. Jane is correct with her answer, the plant is absinthe and it makes a very nice tea.

      Lol, it does rather but he actually wasn't moving really quick.

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