via SMS – Feb. 3, 23:25 PM

We just arrived in Noakchott, the capital of Mauritania, completely exhausted.
We drove more than 800 Km today, a huge distance on an African road.
We passed about 25 police checkpoints today.
Each time we had to stop, hand over a so called “fiche”, a photocopy with all our information on it, politely decline the persistent request for a “present” and drive on.

Tomorrow we’ll follow the cost up north towards Nouadhibou.

Mathijs + Christoph