via SMS – Feb. 2, 20:34 PM

Today, we left Bamako and started our long journey back home.

We just arrived in Ayoune in Mauritania and had dinner at a sketchy road side food stall. Cold fried chicken and chips. We are staying in the only hotel in town, a rather basic affair, but OK. A hot and not very eventful day on a good  tarmac road today. The border crossing was easy, just a small and quick bribe to get the Malian exit stamp.

Tomorrow we’ll hopefully make it all the way to noakchott.

Christoph + Mathijs