Nouakchott (Arabic: نواكشوط Nuwākshūṭ, originally derived from Berber Nawākšūṭ, "place of the winds")is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahara.The city is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania.
One of travel's greatest joys is experiencing different cultures through food. But, paradoxically, the ease of global travel is putting local cuisines at risk. As businesses begin to cater to travellers who expect familiar tastes, less mainstream flavours may drop right off the menu.