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Saturday, February 4, 2012


Patrice and I are preparing to leave the frigid cold of Paris to spend four days in Mauritania in West Africa. We have been invited to attend the Festival of Ancient Cities in Ouadane and Chinguetti. These ancient towns were once caravan stops for those crossing the Sahara desert. They were also centers of learning with libraries housing sacred Islamic texts. Today, these towns have been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites and are gradually being buried by the encroaching sands of the Sahara.

We hope to return with plenty of photos and stories of our adventure. We will be back online around the 9th of February.

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