If I had not come to Mauritania, I would not have been to this place— Canary Islands, also known as “Eternal Spring”
As a backpacker (or at least someone with backpacker’s mind) who prefers to see as many different things as possible, I was not into beach and resort places. However, I actually needed to find the way out to change the air, as the expat life in Mauritania without entertainment was not easy.
Then voilà!Literally the air of the island was different (comfortable temperature without flies and sand dust). In fact, the entire environment was different from the one in Mauritania (Nouakchott) even though the distance between them is quite short (2 hours flight distance). This experience allowed us to recharge energy. I will briefly explain how it was done.
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.
It’s been a while since I had a personal trip last time without thinking about work at all, which taught me many things!
For 10 days, I had a family trip to China and Thailand. In this article, I would like to write about some general trip advice, recommended places, how to get there and how much as well as what lessons I learned.