Brushing Teeth With Salt Water – And The Camel Tagine

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February 5, 2018  

We figured one day off from driving was more than enough for us, so after another rooftop breakfast we were on our way.

We remembered this part of Western Sahara with the road right next to the huge, spectacular cliffs just by the Ocean, and of course the shipwrecks.

We stopped for some new shots at the cliffs, but otherwise just wanted to make good progress since our focus for the next couple of weeks was going to be Morocco itself. We had a long drive planned ahead of us for the day, with the goal being to reach Tarfaya, but we didn’t want to drive during the night so I looked up a place on iOverlander, and we spent the night in Camp Bedouin. The fact that we could decide where to go, where and when to stop and therefore, where to spend the night was a great change from the Rally’s challenging daily schedule, although we were also missing our newly made friends.

Western Sahara Overland Adventure

The Camp Bedouin is run by a French family and located out of sight a few miles off of the road. The camp lies next to a salt water lake, meaning the tap water is salty too – which made it for an interesting experience when we brushed our teeth.

The family who runs the place actually offers freshly cooked meals, including camel tagines (a sort of stew) that we were not going to miss! It was delicious, so I highly recommend trying it!

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Ferenc Elekes has been a devout Overlanding enthusiast for many years. During that time, Ferenc has explored 75 countries on six continents, with overland travel involved in 40 countries on three continents. From his trusty 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a roof-top tent, he’s blogged about experiences that can only be found in the remotest regions on Earth. Along the way, he's gained in-depth knowledge of the novel challenges overlanders encounter and practical ways to meet them. On his website, he shares informed opinions about everything from the best overland gear to how to get a vehicle unstuck. Ferenc has also written for Ih8mud, the Expedition Portal, the Overland Journal, and he is often invited as a guest to outdoors-related podcasts.
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