Here I am, sitting by the pool, listening to great music, enjoying the WI-FI access to write this post.
As many of you already know, I am in Nuackchott, Mauritania for business purpose. Had a long 24 hour flight from Mumbai -> Paris -> Nouakchott. Got in here last night 8:30pm local time, straight away went for a dinner with my manager and the Client. Came back, slept and just woke some time back.
Ok, lets make it short. Some general observations:
- When you look down to the city from the air-plane, all you can see is small discreetly placed houses and sand. Only a couple of roads are visible. A closer look while we were riding last night for dinner told me that though the roads are there, they are all covered in sand.
- Donkeys. The way we have cows, you have donkeys roaming around here.
- Arabic is the main language though people do speak a lot of French and a little bit of Spanish.
The hotel is great, probably the best available in the city. Things in the hotel, as expected, are far more than expensive. For example, a normal breakfast in morning costs 4000 MRO i.e. around Euro 12.5 i.e around Rs 800.
Sad part, I donot have anything Vegetarian available. Meat is like a staple fod out here. And no microwave in the hotel room makes it even more difficult to sustain. Hope I come alive out of this.
!! Amen !!