i’ve seen a few camels from a distance since arriving to this place, and i’ve had my fair share of camel delicacies (spiced hump!). and yet, the mystery remained–what strange creatures!
for an opportunity to get up close and (very) personal with these bizarrely majestic (or majestically bizarre) animals, we headed to the Hargeisa camel market of a Friday.
it was a light day at the market, as a holiday had been declared; camel trade just wasn’t what it usually is. nevertheless, there were gracious and comedic regulars all too ready to help us get to know the stock for sale.
we hemmed and hawed and snapped photos, but decided not to purchase on that particular day; perhaps we’ll be back when we’re ready to reconsider.
other finds at the camel market include: sheep, goats, cows, small children.