Liver sausage and curd soap for the desert? Absolutely essential, says Julia Salamon. Her experience from the previous year helps the Aïcha des Gazelles competitor to be perfectly prepared for the desert. However she is not just thinking about herself and her team colleague, Lina van de Mars. The eight Gazelles from Mercedes-Benz have also collected donations for the Moroccan people. To make sure that they come through customs, Julia packages and catalogues clothing, hygiene products and co. When Lina comes by with the Sprinter to load everything up, the two ladies are ready for the rally start in Paris.