Rabat – This week was female raid Sahraouiya´s third edition in the beautiful Dakhla and Morocco World News has interviewed one of the brave women who participated in this tough sports competition in between desert and sea.
Manuela Lanza, journalist and vlogger, known for her original travel show “Husband Hunter” ranked 11 in the competition, not bad considering she had a triple challenge: compete, vlog and hunt a husband in Dakhla. “When I committed myself with the Sahraouiya’s organisers to compete and vlog, I had no idea what to expect and I felt great because I love adventure and have new challenges. But when I saw myself running and biking on the sand against the wind in the deep desert, I really had to sweat blood to pull off my camera”, she confesses.
But despite all the difficulties Husband Hunter was determined to succeed and this vlog is the result of her hard work, where we can all witness Dakhla’s beauty and get a sense of how the Sahraouiya competition feels from the inside.
“After all the sport tests I wasn´t left with much energy to find interesting men to interview, but I managed to find some gaps during the competition, like those local men who were drinking tea in the middle of the desert. They were very friendly and even taught me how to wear the Sahraoui scarf”.
We asked her what was her impression about Dakhla. “I felt privileged to have been invited to such a beautiful place, I loved the combination of sea and desert, it creates such a magical atmosphere. I thank the Sahraouiya team for giving me the opportunity to have this unique experience”.
Manuela also run for the Association Solidarité Féminine (ASF), NGO founded by Moroccan activist Aïcha Chenna with the mission of helping single mothers in Morocco. “I was very happy when Solidarité Feminine was one of the associations chosen to receive the 15,000 dirhams reward. I had the honour to meet Aïcha in person and she really is a superwoman with a big heart”.