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Tidjikja is not an exciting place to arrive at, nor is it the real destination; that is simply to have arrived from across the desert.  Of course, the obsessional Mauritanian security so the first thing is to register with the gendarmerie, but then we are free to wander around the rather pointless town.  There is little to see or do, just a few ruins similar to all the other desert towns and a tatty new town.

There are a couple of half-decent auberges and diesel and food and water, but we push on and are delightfully surprised by the amazing views, landscape and vastness of the desert from the comfort of a proper asphalt road leading down from the plateau to the sand dunes of the valley below.

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