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mikebarton Laayoune - A travel report by Mike
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Laayoune,  Western Sahara - flag Western Sahara
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Laayoune the occupied capital

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Tense and uncertain. There is a real feeling of fear. More soldiers and uniforms that you can shake a stick at. People were reluctant to talk to a stranger.

There is an aftenoon CTM bus to the north via Tarfaya,Tan Tan, Goulimine, and Tiznit. It leaves from the CTM office next to the main bank/exchange office in the town. You could also get a place in a shared taxi although some drivers are wary of carrying foreigners.


Favourite spots:
Place Mechouar and it's tents. Highly stylised but a great idea. The green of the football pitch at the stadium was VERDANT.

What's really great:
The Moroccan soldier I met who told me that if the Saharawi want this to be their's it shoudl be. Was he serious?

Sights:
Place Mechouar

Accommodations:
Most of the hotels are full of U.N workers. The Hotel Jodessa is a good basic option and very central. The staff are very helpful too.
Hotel Marhaba - average!

Published on Saturday July 13th, 2002


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Tue, Mar 21 2006 - 12:22 PM rating by marcosfonsec

Very good, but, I missed pictures.

Fri, Oct 31 2003 - 03:43 PM rating by whereisliz

Thank you for sharing your experiences of this less-traveled area!

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