We only went to Nouakchott to get an entry visa for
Mali. It seemed more interesting than going to
Brussels and wasting several days in Europe, or even fighting our way
around Casablanca on the way down.
Our self-imposed two
night stop was probably worth it and certainly a welcome break after the
long drive from Europe, but you probably would not want to spend any
The market is interesting
for its lack of anything you would ever want to buy; the fisherman's beach
a fascinating end to the day.
A couple of decent hotels
and your last chance for (massively overpriced) booze in the Islamic
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