Category Bedouin life

IN THE MOOD FOR A STORY

The electricity had gone off, but this was a good thing. There was to be no tv tonight: there was something better in store. Everyone, six children and two men, sat cross-legged in a circle, all eyes on Salameh, his face glowing in the light of the single candle, stuck to the bottom of an […]

Cars, camels and chaos – a day at the Bedouin camel races

When the chance to have a cultural experience comes along, I always take it.  So when I heard about the Wadi Zalaga camel race, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to go. This Bedouin camel race, held high up in the desert of the Sinai peninsula, Egypt, was a competition between […]