Babes of a different kind

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

A new crop of baby Bactrian camels arrived this spring. Sweet!






Camel-lot

Friday, January 18th, 2013

From camel milk cheese to camel beauty pageants, these hearty animals are the subjects for great adventure stories. That’s one of the reasons they fascinate me.











Noted in 2012: My year-end wind down

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

What piqued my curiosity in 2012? Check out my top 12 year-end highlights.











Camel-jumping in the Yemen

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

TweetBored NYTimes photographer in Yemen with resistant subjects, heads off the beaten path to Zaranique and finds men who jump over camels. As readers of the curious g know, I’ve got quite a collection of camel stories: The camel with the Class C misdemeanor, Humps, bumps and a few bruises too, Camels and ferris wheels […]






The camel with the Class C misdemeanor

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

TweetAs the curious g readers know, I cannot resist a camel story. What’s a bactrian camel doing in Austin, TX, USA? Giving camel rides of course. Caesar, a 14-year old double-hump, has his own Facebook page, All American Camel, a legion of fans and he’s mastered the art of not spitting. As splendid as that […]






Sahara journey: 25 camels and a map

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

TweetWay back when I first began writing the curious g, I wrote a post about a great book, a travel essay, called Shadows Across the Sahara by John Hare. I happened upon an interview that Mr Hare did with NPR, and some video of his journey. How timely as I’m about to reread the book […]






Not exactly Noah’s Ark

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

TweetBut the parallels are all in place: animals marching 2×2, flood, ongoing rain. Really? Yes, it’s happening now, at the Roosevelt Park Zoo in North Dakota. MINOT, N.D. — As a historic flood threatened to drown this city, the animals from the local zoo were evacuated to a warehouse high above the valley floor. There […]






Camels on Lex

Friday, January 7th, 2011

TweetWhat’s happening at the corner of 109 and Lex? No, you’ve not made a right turn into the Sahara. You’ve found the Three Kings Day Parade. Many people wait for this day, the last marker of the holiday season, especially in East Harlem. This upper east side neighborhood plays host to the annual event. If […]






Humps, bumps and a few bruises too

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

TweetHow did I not know this? And so close to home. If you’ve been following this blog, you know how much I love camels (contrary to the popular opinion). In books, in travel on videos, and even in dairies. And the newest one: camels races, right here in the US of A. Yup! An old […]






Camels and ferris wheels and mountains, oh my

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Pushkar Mela is an annual camel and livestock fair held for five days in India. Here’s a terrific photo essay.