It was rough. So rough! I was not expecting that hubby wanted me to ride a camel while we were there in Agra right after our Taj Mahal tour. Of course I grabbed the opportunity, for an experience, that I didn’t mind climbing up the uncomfortable camel’s back. The owner didn’t even put a decent covering there (he was as surprised as I was), but “I’m a cowboy” kumbaga. It was very funny and rough experience. All the people around in the streets were amused and laughing because I am sure my face was showing something funny when the camel started to get up. Camels can run up to 65 km/h (40 mph) in short bursts and sustain speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph), and I mean it. Those long slender legs walk so fast we were a good distance already in less than a minute. We paid 500 rupees for the ride, a rough 2 minute ride.

Frontier trivia of the day:

The kidneys and intestines of a camel are very efficient at retaining water (hence perfect in the desert). Urine comes out as a thick syrup, and their feces are so dry that they can fuel fires. (Wikipedia)