There’s this romantic view people have of camels roaming the deserts of the Middle East. They don’t roam the desert, but do occupy a farm in Bahrain. Real romantic.
The Royal Camel Farm in Janabiyah is one of the many free to visit tourist attractions in Bahrain. One that I actually thought was a rumour, until I visited it late last year. And then again earlier this year. I had to find something to do with my parents when they came.
It’s an unassumingly large complex. Camels everywhere—in paddocks or lounging around in the outside. With their legs chained up at the ankles. A sight that always leaves me a little conflicted.
What are the camels for? No idea. It could be for meat, milk, or just to show off. There’s no one around to ask questions of. Merely a pathway for you to enjoy walking amongst camels, while crossing your fingers that they don’t spit in your face.
There is some beautiful looking farmland just beyond the camels, all of which is privately owned I’m guessing by the same group of people who own the camels. Braved a little wander into the farmland before the English person inside me cried out, “Turnaround, you’ll get told off!”
I have to remind myself that I took these two photos in Bahrain.
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