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  • The Eye of Africa

    29. June 2010

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    The Eye of Africa
    If an astronaut were to take a pause and may be look at the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, he or she would sure see a mysterious depression that could very well be mistaken for a very big eye! If you were to look at pictures or zoom in with Google earth, you would then see that the surrounding cliffs; make up the rest of the eye shape. This strange phenomenon is actually a Richat structure (a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert that resembles; most conspicuously; a bulls eye). It is all the more noticeable as the remaining expanse of desert is rather featureless. This structure was formed due to symmetrical uplifting of 'underlying geology'. Hence, due to the thousands of years of erosion, this is visible now. However, this explanation is not accepted all over by the scientific  [...]

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    Things To Do in Mauritania

    4. June 2010

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    Things To Do in Mauritania
    The most popular thing to do in Mauritania is exploring its coastline, which is 800km long and is merely a sandy beach. The coastline hardly has any vegetation. However, it supports an astonishingly varied and huge population of birds. When it comes to inland, this landscape is nothing, but an empty desert. Discover Nouâdhibou,the centre of the fishing industry and the port. It was situated on the peninsula at the northernmost end of the Bay of Levrier. Since the waters here are rich in the fish content, few of the coastal stretches are always inhabited by the locals, inspite of the fact that there is a scarcity of fresh water. If it is possible, take some time out and meet the tribal people, who have survived all through a symbiotic relationship with the wild dolphins, in the middle  [...]

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    Mauritania - most dramatic country in Africa

    27. May 2010

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    Mauritania – most dramatic country in Africa
    Mauritania is known as the most dramatic country all over Africa. It was officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and is located on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Mauritania is bordered by Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara, and Algeria. It is named after the very old Berber kingdom, and has a rough and long history that is full of sufferance – numerous have tried to win over it, however succeeded merely for a small span of time. Mauritania was declared as an independent state in the year 1960 and even today doesn't guarantee peaceful, idyllic life. With poorly developed road and rail network, Mauritania is surprisingly one of the few most modern countries in the continent of Africa. A trip to Mauritania offers extraordinary experience of the typical medieval lifestyle. Mauritania  [...]

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