CDP Theme Day: (Nap) Time


In Saudi Arabia, most of the camel herders are Sudanese. They live out in the scorching desert heat with the camels that they tend, in very primitive and simple living arrangements. Not far beyond the outskirts of Jeddah, there are many outposts where camels can be found in just minutes by car from the city. There is fresh camel milk available and you can also buy whole camels for their meat as well. This camel herder was taking an afternoon nap (it was about 1pm) in a ramshackle shaded bunk, crudely built from old wood pieces and draped with various fabrics and bedding. Over the next few days I will be publishing more photos from our latest outing into the desert of this fascinating camel country.
City Daily Photo’s theme this month is “Time,” which I had a hard time coming up with – so when I realized a good title for this photo would be “Nap Time,” I went with it. Hope you don’t mind this creative twist on the theme! City Daily Photo is an online group of photo bloggers who post photos of their cities so we can all be armchair travelers and learn about other places in the world. The first day of each month is City Daily Photo’s Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to CDP Theme Day: (Nap) Time

  1. Judy says:

    This is a great post for the theme of time! Nap time, very important!

  2. lizziviggi says:

    Oh, nap time is always a good time! This is a great shot, and a clever use of the theme.

  3. Yanbu lady says:

    Great photo Susie! I have may pictures of camels, but I never thought of taking one like this..

  4. jazzy says:

    that is a great shelter.
    brilliant photo.

  5. Going back in time…. what an unusual sight for our Western eyes!
    I too look forward to your pictures of the desert.

  6. leif Hagen says:

    This is fascinating and so totally foreign to me! Looking forward to your upcoming camel country photos!

  7. t. becque says:

    This is amazing to see, what a life!

  8. robert says:

    The sleep of the fair one. Great picture indeed. May time and life treat him kind. Please have a good new month.

  9. Dina says:

    I wish him a good snooze.
    Looking forward to your desert and camel pictures.

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