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On one of our recent Sahara Trips we came up with this name after our discovery that limes rubbed onto the head are the local remedy for sunstroke and the gift of turbans at the start of the trek were the best head gear to keep us cool.

During an intense 50K Sahara Trekking Challenge, we experienced some extreme heat and weather conditions during the 30K day.  The local drivers who had taken us by 4×4 from Ouarzazate into the desert to complete the challenge took out some limes and started rubbing our heads after having poured water over us, and it worked!

The conditions for Sahara Trekking can sometimes be varied and within one afternoon we had experienced cloudy weather, followed by sunshine and then warm wind and a light sandstorm.  We were trekking slowly and came to the camp in the dark, following the lights to be met by celebration music.  This was such an amazing experience and as the camels made their way, we followed them to arrive safely in time for a delicious dinner.

The second day, we experienced temperatures of 40+ and the challenge became clear!  With constant 4×4 support and back up we completed the challenge with a group raising money for charity.

What makes our Sahara Trips possible and especially the more challenging ones, are the caring team of Berber drivers and guides who support us throughout the trip, showing us a thousand uses for the turban and in this case the amazing properties of limes!

 

Thank you to DL Photography – Danny Lindop for this awesome shot!

 

rebecca-hutleyWritten by Moroccan Journeys

Rebecca grew up in Africa and has spent her life travelling and working in the UK and around the world in both the corporate and personal development fields. She is co-founder of Moroccan Journeys with Mohamed Elhaoissi and lives in the UK and Morocco. She believes in the conscious management of business and the importance of personal growth. Rebecca is also a Reiki Master Teacher and runs Intensive Reiki Journeys in the Sahara desert. She spends her free time exploring the untouched parts of Morocco to ensure Moroccan Journeys is eclectic and unique in its offering.