Tuesday, November 27, 2007

To eat or not!


On the way to the Chalet, we came across these boards. My Kuwaiti friend explained that the green area is allowed for the camels to graze and it is not allowed in the red area. I guess they may have put green and red boards or flags around. I'm not sure. We see a lot of cows on Indian roads but it's really fascinating to see camels, with that proud and mighty smirk on their faces, grazing like the world belonged to them!

Well, do you know why camels have that proud look? My brother once told me, that it is said, Allah has 100 names but man knows only 99. The camel, it seems knows the 100th name. That's why that superior, know-it-all look!

16 comments:

~tanty~ said...

I really like your narrative. It makes me smile :)
Nice shot by the way.

Web-OJ said...

Glen, as Kuwait is a desert, the temperature is extreme. It touches 50 deg. Cent. and higher in summer (June, July, Aug.) and winters can go down to -2. The sand chills up the place and it's bone biting cold in December, Jan and Feb.

Dan, regarding bringing family, there are certain rules. The salary scale has to be approx. $1000 per month, and there are charges of approx. $1000 every 2 years for each family member.

Regarding currency, Kuwait has absolutely no problems regarding the amount of currency you take in or out. There is no limit either way.

Oh, and did I mention, we don't pay tax here. Not the locals or the expats.

Red Ink, we have no Night Clubs (Tee! Hee! Just the thought makes me giggle!) No Night Clubs, no alcohol of any kind, no discos. We just have fast food restaurants and malls and beaches where we walk around in our Sunday best and try to look nonchalant while actually checking out everybody to see if they are checking us out!!

Isadora said...

Look at those poles around the board? What is that all about? Not fenced, not strong enough to keep a car from turning the sign over if there was an accident, so....

By the way, if I could go without water as long as a camel does, I'd have that smirk on my face too :)

Red Ink said...

Enough to give a good-looking, red-blooded camel the hump.

sam said...

well if they put up signs for camels, i guess camels can read too, so they have every right to look smug!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Sorry, I could not post pics nor visit the past week due to circumstances here.

Interesting story about the camel. I did not know that.

I take it that the herders there know how to read.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

OOOOww,
We have once been in the desert at South Marocco, so I know how an extreme temperature as a good 50 degrees, feels like, No greens like on you photo... We could exchange Me to 100 camels hahah I do not think that they were srious do you? (100 camels is too cheap I quess)
Please come and see my Paris impressions... when we were there at my birthday, I made a lot of shots and I show them in Hugh collages,
You might like to visit my blog:)

Greetings JoAnn

Jim said...

I like the sign. Here if we see 1 camel we are thrilled, and probably at the zoo.

Amrita said...

Oh yes the temp is like its here.
love your camel story. They do look proud and can kick you real hard too.

In India ita a free for all where stray animals are concerened.

zakscloset said...

wow. i can't even remember 2 names...haha. camels also have very cute smiley looks. they're so adorable!

Me said...

Great post Web, very interesting, informative, and entertaining. Love the story about the camel. A great way to look at life.
Thanks,
Wayne

Lynette said...

Interesting post, WebOJ. I wonder how the camels are kept in the right area?

Aura said...

Your post reminded me of camel signboards in the remote areas in Dubai,alerting drivers to be careful because camels are crossing.
I was always afraid,when i see camels on the road as they can cause you accident and killing a camel means jail and 75,000 dirham fine.

Hyde DP said...

thanks for tackling my Sunday Puzzle - the answer was actually a squirrel's tale

Dan said...

Great pic. Your comments are interesting and it seems to me like Camels have a cat's personality.

Here in North Texas I was startled to find several herds of dromedaries grazing along the highway. I had to do a double-take then still wasn't sure I actually saw Camels until I came across another grazing herd a few miles further on.

bluechic said...

Haha! Loved this one too--and am surprised that they have camels grazing in north texas (dan's comment...)