We have adventured the Sahara!
It says in the book, when you go to the Sahara desert, first, you need at least two jeeps to travel together in case anything happens. Second, Tunisia is the only country that you can get into the Sahara safely, even though 11 countries share the Sahara desert.
We travelled with only one jeep deep into the desert 147km. We trust the guide, Fethi, he is a real nomad who owns camels. He drove this 147km without compass or GPS, even though the road was long and winding, the jeep needed to go around the dunes. Fethi said, the map is in his head.
The first three hours was with joy and curiosity how the landscape changed from the stone, hard sand, then gradually, to the soft sand dunes.
Before the noon, the car was stuck in the sand dunes and could not get out. The guide and Z struggled for over 40min without any result. The sun is approaching us very close… It was Ramadan, the month when the Muslims will not eat or drink at daylight hours. Now, the pictures tell you all.
The guys struggled 40min under the sun with no success.
Z has forgoten his shoes in the hotel, the sandals are broken, you can imagine the heat in the sand
We I moved to the closed “Cafeteria”, seeking for the shadows. Kids and I stayed there. Fethi and Z went back to trying to get out the jeep from the sand.
Inside the “cafeteria”
Almost stepped on a snake
This is how she looks like
The footprints of the snakes and scorpions.
The guys went back to fix the car
After 4 hours struggle they came back with the car. How cheerful!
The car stopped and started to leak gasoline. Z used the water bottle to take the leaking gasoline and put into the reserve tank.
Finally, we reached the oasis, enjoying the camel riding
Enjoying the 35C degree water in the oasis…
But, there is another story during the 4 hours struggling… Mentally and physically, for the Z and the guide Fethi who were fighting under the sun, or for me and the children waited them to be back with the jeep….