Preparing for this trip have been something that have obviously become something quite expensive. This because of all the medications and vaccines that I have been taken and prescribed. So far about 160 Euros have been spent on vaccines and recipes alone.
Fortunate enough I have already taken the hepatitis and tetanus vaccine last year before I went to asia.
This time I got vaccination against Yellow fever, something I must have and also be able to prove or I will not be allowed to enter Senegal. Also the vaccine against meningitis was injected for safety as the disease have had a mortality rate of 10% of the people who have got in Sweden. The Cholera vaccine which is a solution that you mix and drink also protects somewhat against the tourist stomach as well. And the recipe for the malaria tablets.
That is what will be the largest cost as I found out that the pills costs about 2.8 Euro each! And I will need at least 24 of them!
A lot of people wonder why I wanna go to Nouadhibou in Mauritania. There are in fact 2 reasons. The first one being the massive ship cemetery along the shores of that little peninsula. just use Googlemaps and zoom in on the area and you will find numerous of wrecked ships left to rust.
The second reason is that this is from where the Iron ore train that crosses Sahara and Mauritania goes from, one of the longest trains in the world being 2.5km long. Crossing the desert to Chom in an iron ore cart, from where I have to get a taxi to get to Atar. Like these 2 guys does.