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Almost as hot as Sahara in Spain today ;). No, actually Zagora is 42C and has us beat by 15C ;). See you dear beauty and peace in November... #tanmirt #vilostrada #sahara #LTLTR
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Mohamed MestorBe where you want to be

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Martina CronholmVi har molniga 22 grader. Ljuvligt efter 35+ i ett par veckor

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Marhaba - your meal is served Moroccan style!
You like what you see? Let us personal shop all your Moroccan favourites! #shopfair #Morocco
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Cooling off in Rio Chillar on a hot summer day. Four years ago Leon showed us this gorgeous walk for the first time. Today, we had an unexpected visitor during our picnic. Watch were you sit down and place your feet! This is a lovely hike for all ages and dogs. Lay down and swim wherever you need to when it gets too hot ;) - Live to Love the Road #LTLTR #vilostrada
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Berit AhlénJag följer gärna med!

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Johanna VonasekVi är på ☀️☀️

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Helen NyqvistVad härligt det ser ut! Tänkte gå där i juli.... :-)

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Ximena Moris BastiasI doing this

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Therese LindbergCoolt 😅

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Hanna SjögrenFantastiskt det ser ut 🔆

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Judith McCormickA fab walk.

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Victoria AhlénJohanna Vonasek Christian Haraldsson Torbjörn Lindblad Bronja Novak Lindblad vi värmde upp för en promenad här i augusti ;).

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Summer BBQ with friends and Vilostrada fans. Life is good! #Shopfair #vilostrada #LTLTR
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Our journey continues thanks to your support and friendship! We followed our hearts and our curiousity. So many lessons learnt, so many happy memoriries. Thank you all!
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We followed our hearts and went to Morocco in September 2013. We found friends for life, adventure, sustainable business plans and happiness. We dared to follow a dream and the story just started.

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Helen CarrollWhat a beautiful photo. Frame it. Xxx

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The trip becomes a sotry ............By Sharon . Brahim knows his country, its history and its people. And, he will go to great lengths to know you too. Before we arrived and during the time we were with him, he was always looking for ways to make the trek more interesting and enjoyable. Because I requested that we avoid other tourists, he altered the course several times during our eight-day trek in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert. We learned to be careful not to mention that we liked something -- be it pomegranates or egg plant -- for then they would magically appear in large quantities on our plate. If one of us lagged too far behind, he would arrange for a stop in the shade of a tamarisk or acacia tree. He said it was all part of Berber hospitality, but I think it was more than that. He just cares. Brahim has a great appreciation for the Nomads. He does what he can to support their way of life: providing work as camaleers, cooks and drivers; passing out medicine and offering friendship. He also believes in supporting the local communities and so buys all of his supplies there--including the 60 eggs that sat atop one of the camels. It took awhile to get used to seeing them perched up there, along with the many carpets, pillows, nomad tents and huge baskets of seemingly non-ending food, and many containers of water. Youssef (a long-time Nomad friend of Brahim's), Mohamed (Youssef's nephew and apprentice) and their two glorious camels, Azewal and Chahboun rounded out our entourage. Just listening to the rhythm of the men's conversation (even though we didn't understand a word they said) gave us pleasure. And, it got even more exciting when we encountered other Nomads. How lucky we were to have been able to partake in this camaraderie. And, those camels! I had carried several magazines with me, but I never even looked at them because I spent all my time watching those long-legged, soft-footed creatures, feeding them mandarin peels or looking at the patterns they made in the sand. Youssef's love of his camels was obvious. He would sing to them, pet them and search out special desert treats for them to add to their ongoing munching of acacia and tamarisk branches. Our routes were in a large part determined by where we could find water for the camels, because even though they can go weeks without drinking, they are happier to have water on a more regular basis. Brahim, Youssef and Mohamed are tough. We were told to bring sturdy shoes, yet they walked in sandals and sometimes barefoot. Mohamed lost half of the bottom of one of his sandals. We always knew where he walked. He was the one who only had half a shoe. Though we slept in a big black tent, they almost always slept outside even when it got quite cold. After a day of trekking, cooking, packing and unpacking the camels, once we saw Youssef running across the dunes in the fading light. He came back in the dark with an arm full of firewood that he had to have walked at least a mile to get. The man seemed tireless. But, oh how talented he was when it came to cooking tajines and baking bread under hot coals in the sand. So, if you would enjoy bathing at an oasis; visiting a Nomad encampment; lounging on carpets under a tree; watching a young Nomad child leading camels through the desert while listening to music with his headphones; eating wonderfully prepared meals; seeing rocks that had exploded in the heat and been sheared in half; listening to camels talk to each other; drawing water from a well for the wild donkeys or skipping rocks in the wind, then I highly recommend one of Brahim's "cultural tours." It was a great joy to have accompanied him into his wonderful land and culture. I also want to thank Youssef again for the use of his acacia walking stick. Just another of the many examples of Berber hospitality.

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