For some reason, I have been to this curious corner of the Sahara twice. Once deliberately, as I have long been fascinated with odd places, and once as part of the drive from Spain to Sierra Leone.
Guinea is loud and unpredictable; the countryside is raw and overwhelming; its people are friendly yet reticent; and its roads, dear God, its roads ……
Mauritania for three or four days, longer, perhaps, for those with some particularly niche interests, is a tremendous opportunity and a very interesting place to visit.
Driving across the Sahara Desert may appear to be an odd thing to do, and perhaps it is. This journey started, as all good adventures do, in a wine bar.
West Africa is not the most visited region of the world, and for those who are frustrated by the phenomenon of “overtourism”, it could be an ideal destination.
The most interesting part of the coast is possibly Gibraltar and La Linea. Another example of dual-economies with each distinct place living symbiotically with each other.
Schengen is an agreement between a number of countries, some are members of the EU and some are not.
This will be the fourth time that we have offered this tour of Georgia, and we look forward to having you join us in September.
Within thirty-six hours of my first visit to Esperaza in 2007, I had bought an old butcher’s shop, on an old street in an old town.