Can you imagine 50,000 camels coming together in one field at one time? This happens every year in Pushkar, India, and I was able to experience this insane festival. Picture the craziest thing you know then multiply it by ten and what you will get is the Pushkar Camel Fair.
Everywhere I looked I saw camels. There were camels with hairdos, camels with funny noses, and camels with jewelry. Have you ever seen a camel chew? When they chew it looks like they are chewing bubble gum.
I also saw my first snake charmer. The three nights we were there
we stayed in a tented camp which was awesome. We also took a camel cart
from the fair to the camp each night. That was really fun but one time
we rode with a camel that wanted to be a race horse not a cart driver.
He was really fast and I thought I was going to fall off a couple of
On our last day we woke up to the sound of hot air
balloons that were taking off right above our tent.
Later that morning
we had breakfast with the Dixons, a fun family from NY that is also
traveling around the world. We met them in Bhutan at a festival a few
months ago. They have twin daughters who are 8, a son who is 12, and an
older daughter. It was really nice spending time with them and they gave
us great advice on Nepal, our next country.
Bye to all the camels in crazy Pushkar!