A Nigerian, Kunle Adeyanju, who embarked on a ‘’Pleasure ride’’ from London, the UK, to Lagos, has revealed that Mauritania is not a country he wants to visit again.



Kunle Adeyanju with his bike


Adeyanju, an entrepreneur and author, embarked on the journey on April 19, and on Day 13, he tweeted that he had arrived in St. Louis, Senegal, from Mauritania, after crossing the Sahara Desert through Morocco.




On Day 14, Kunle via his Twitter handle shared some of his unpalatable experiences of his expedition.




According to him, the Police, Immigration, and Customs in Mauritania all worked together as a cartel to extort and make life hell for foreigners.




He said, he had visited over 75 countries around the world, and can categorically say that Mauritania is the worst of all the countries visited.






His Tweets:


‘’The Experiences of the last  two  days had been  the only  uneventful experiences of this adventure so far. And all the unpleasant experiences happened in Mauritania.’’.





‘’’’And  this cuts across the two major  cities in the country and their  two major borders.’’




‘’The  unpleasant experiences  were not due to  anything  act of God  or issues beyond  my control, but entirely  the wickedness and evil  of men to men’’.




‘’I have visited over 75 countries around the world , and I can  categorically say that Mauritania is the worst  of all the countries I have  experienced.’’





‘’ The people are unfriendly, they are mean and they think about when  they see you  as a foreigner  is what  they can grab , forcefully , deceitfully  or cunningly from you.’’








‘’I visited the two major cities in the country-Nouakchott and Nouadhibou-and also passed through  the two  most popular border crossing  the country and terrible experiences were all   the same in all these places.’’





‘’I later learned that the country re-denominated its currency some months back , by knocking off  one zero from the exchange rate.



An example: the Euro used to charge  for  1 euro= 400um, when  they redenominated , it  became 1euro=40.





‘’However, the whole  country  still fraudulently  sell things  to foreigners  at the old rate, thereby  charging you 10 times  more for purchases. And this  cuts across all aspects  of their economy  in patronized, hotel, restaurant , fuel stations and government agencies.’’





‘’At the border, the immigration , Police, Customs and other  security agency  there will refuse to engage  you , but compel you to go  though  their touts whom they use to defraud  unsuspecting  foreigners.




‘’And this experience was not  with the security agencies at the border alone, it cuts across all aspect of the economy  I interacted with.’’






‘’At a restaurant, hotel, fuel station , it was all the same. And all through , I just kept  wondering  why  everything is so expensive here’’.





The Police, Immigration, Customs , all  worked  together as a cartel to extort and make life hell for foreigners . In the heat  of all these problems, I had no choice but to part with $300.






‘’T o me , Mauritania is the worst  shit-hole anyone can be, and  a place I never want  to visit again, even  before the final episode of the day –light  robbery.





I didn’t  take any picture in the whole 200 km ride from the capital Nouakchott to Rosso, not  because  I didn’t  want to  take a shot, but  because there was  nothing  worth capturing’’.






‘’All you see are dead carcasses of camel, goats, donkeys etc littering  the sides of the road as if  that is the only place that is a desert!







‘’In all my write-ups , I  usually don’t  dwell  on the negative  sides of things. Iam always  on the positive because I believe  that is  what   we should shine  the light on..




‘’But if I keep mute on these terrible experiences in Mauritania, it will be a disservice  to humanity , it may  continue  to happen  to other people , and  coupled with  the fact that this whole scam is perpetrated in all aspect of the economy on foreigners.





‘’I   experienced  all these in the hotel, restaurant , fuel stations and with  government agencies.’’







‘’For me, Mauritania is not a country I ever  want  to visit again for anything . Honestly , not  in my opinion , it’s next to hell’’.
































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