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camels and tourists in Thar desert

Going to the desert with a group of tourists sucks. If you are the only young man in the group, you get the bad a$$ camel. My camel was sick, in pain, and secreting green foamy stuff from his nose and mouth. Let's say he was not in the best mood to carry people on his back. I tried to be very still with the aim of making him forget that somebody was on his back. It worked, camels are not that smart after all. But once in a while I needed to adjust myself, as it was very uncomfortable up there. Each time I moved, the camel would stop and try to throw me down. At his 3rd attempt, I told the guides that I'd rather have a walk in the desert (see my steps).

 

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Taken on November 19, 2008