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Mauritania 3ーIs it a private taxi or what

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It was tough. It was really tough.http://mdhiro.com/mauritania-3ーis-it-a-private-taxi-or-what/

As is same with everything, the first period is the most difficult time. Although I was aware, it was still tough.

Just to reiterate the background: I arrived Mauritania (the detail is here) →Right after that, Ramadan started when I had to go through a lot of administrative procedures (the detail is here) →There was no public transportation (bus, subway, official taxi, etc.)→ It is quite hot here (30-40℃) and difficult to walk →…

There was the only way, which was private taxi! I thought it would not be that difficult as I used to take private taxis frequently back in Mongolia….yes, I was wrong.

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Mauritania 2ーRamadan and Life cycle

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Among many different things in Mauritania, one thing that was totally new to me was Ramadan.

Although I knew as a knowledge, for someone who has never lived in muslim country, it was very rare to see in my eyes.

Actually, I arrived just 1 week before Ramadan, which lasted for 1 month.

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Mauritania 1ーLife turning point

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The life has several, if not many, turning points. And the decision to move in Mauritania, west African country totally unknown to me, was definately one of the turning points.

In this regrad, this entry deals with analysis of a decision making process. I will narrow down from (1) Why Africa, (2) Why West Africa and to (3) Why Mauritania, hoping this will serve in some way for me to unpack my past in the future, and ideally for someone else to have an insight on how a decision of one person’s life turning point was made.

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How to exchange foreign currency

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When I travel foreign country, the first 5 phrases I try to learn in their language are:

Hello, Thank you, I am sorry, where is the bathroom? How much is it?

This entry deals with the field of the last phrase, in particular exchange of money. Although each country has their own culture, almost every country has monetary system, and because of the globalization, there are more and more needs of traveling and using foreign currency.

However, exchanging money is not a easy task, thus it is quite normal not to know the best way. That’s why this entry will try to take you to the journey to explore on (1) How to read the money exchange table, (2) Exchanging from local to foreign currency and (3) Vise versa (from foreign to local currency) 
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How to scan books and organize space

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Which one do you prefer?

The hard copy books and documents stay forever in your shelf, and you have not re-read them for many years and cannot carry due to the weights

VS

Empty chelf, and you can carry and access to soft copy books anywhere any time

As a person who believes in the power of less, the answer was quite clear (the latter), but, I didn’t take action on this for years. Partly because I did not know how to do so (thought of having no time, but this is never the reason of not doing something).

This time, as mentioned in the previous entry, I wanted to organize my past by throwing out  books and documents, so I decided to give it a try. And interestingly, it was not difficult to figure out how to do so, because the majority of people who scanned hard copy used the same items, and addressed high level of satisfaction, so why not learning from others?

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Finding your goal through 3 ways of treating past

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So many self-developping books/articles mention about being successful. And many of them put this thing as the first step: Find and focus on your goal!

Given that a life is once and short, it is the quite crucial to find your own goal. Once you find one, you just need to go for it, and the process itself is rewarding experience.

But many people I talked to come to ask the same question: “What is my goal and how to find it?” As there are tons of different goals for different person, there is no straight answer to which one is the right goal. But I think one of the ways to help to find one is go back to your past.

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5 Factors to Choose Airline

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As I travelled whenever I had time since I was 17 years old, I used so many different airlines. In the beginning, the most important thing for me was the ticket price, which was every thing.

However, little by little I came to understand that it was not all. What’s important for me now is the service. With that in mind, XXX is the best airline for the reasons I will describe below.

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