4 They smell poorly, not sure why anyone would ever fall in love with them. THey have buck teeth, they are built funny, but we had fun. We decided that we had to ride a camel just to experience it, and I can tell you it is a weird sensation when the thing tries to get up, you feel like you are going to fall off and once it is up, it is ........high!%f%x*
After our walk through the Kasbah, and the carpet and spice demonstrations, we got back on the bus and driven to a spot out of the city to where the camels were. For a fee ( one Euro ) you could get on the camel, ride around for a few minutes and have your picture taken. This was a fun part of the tour and of course Hans got on one. When the Camel stands up, it first uses its forelegs and you lurch backwards and then it uses its hind legs and then you lurch forward. Too funny!!
YAHOO!!! RIDE THOSE CAMELS
After driving through a maze of mono-cultural neighbourhoods (The British Quarter, the American Quarter, the French Quarter, etc...) our tour bus made its first stop at the top of a hill, where visitors had the choice of riding a camel, taking a photo, or feeling sorry for the poor animals and listening to them make horrible sad noises. I chose the latter. The cost of a camel ride was €1 and the duration was about thirty seconds in a circle around a parking lot.
I was hesitating about listing this tip as a must see activity or a tourist trap. It can be both but I feel that stopping to ride a camel is part of the game and you may enjoy this stop in your tour. Typical stuff for tourists as the gladiators in Rome or Mickey in Disney. For only one euro is not that bad and pictures look really nice.