Friday, August 14, 2009

Camel Ride

On a random day in Bangalore, I was having lunch with "A" and his family when I heard bells from outside the house. Low and behold was a skinny camel guided by a skinny man wandering in the neighborhood, looking for small children to ride on his camel. Before I could say no, skinny man grabbed my left butt cheek and pushed me on top of the camel's back. I was riding a camel.

The very slow 10-minute camel ride included a few camera-phone shot stops by random strangers on the street. Apparently, this camel came all the way from Rajasthan to Bangalore, about 2000 km on foot. I'm trying not to encourage these sort of unethical, animal-abusing behavior but I have to admit it was fun going around the block on a camel's back. Cost of ride: Rs50 (USD1).

Skinny camel, skinny man and I.


magik_ink said...

Cute ... :)

Anonymous said...

Cute :)

Rachel T said...

Oh my god, that is hilarious--especially looking at skinny man's face in the photo and imagining him matter-of-factly hoisting you up by your butt cheek.