The Sahara Desert is the largest sand desert in the world and spans over nearly a third of the African continent
I thought to again take a picture of random place along the route and read up about it later – this is Dakhla in the disputed territory of Western Sahara (currently under Morocco)
The Western Sahara is one of the disputed territories in the world (between Morocco and Mauritania) and is one of the world’s most sparsely populated.
The Dakar Rally or “The Dakar” was an annual race from 1978 to 2008 from Dakar,Senegal to Paris, France (Senegal was colonized by the French before it’s independence so french is spoken here). The rally was changed in 2008 due to the security threats in Mauritania.
I was talking with the fueller at the airport and he asked how many languages I spoke coming from Canada (1) he speaks 4. Travelling – I am in such respect and awe of the multilingualism in so many places in the world! What a gift and talent that is – talk about making one’s world bigger!
The last time Dylan and I were in Dakar 6 years ago – the airport was right in town. That airport is now closed and only open to military. The airport we landed in is a long drive to the city of Dakar – we have an early morning departure – so – we stayed close to the airport. It’s a nice place but we certainly missed the sights and sounds of Dakar
Next stop -Lome,Togo. We have never been there – so – I’m curious what tomorrow will bring…
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So interesting. I think you could pick up German very quickly… and maybe some French? 🙂