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     Mauretania, was indeed a very positive surprise - if it only hadn't been for the fact that customs confiscated my bottle of Chablis which I had brought along in my luggage to enjoy on one of the sun-set evenings in the dessert. Mind you Mauretania is indeed a completely dry country when it comes to alcohol. That put aside, the dessert area around Chinguetti, Terjet, Tanouchert, Ouadane and many more exotic Oasises and villages spread out were magic to visit. I especially enjoyed the sun-set on the dunes in the dessert. I was also invited to have tea with the nomads as well as to have lunch with local Mauretanians in Ouadane. Such hospitality....

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