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Re: Camels

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:59 pm

...even as late as the early seventies, there were camels in my village, although very few. i remember having to walk under a camel's belly every year, because it was believed that doing so would keep you healthy.
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Re: Camels

Postby excommo » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:36 pm

:D Got a positive answer from a friend who was stationed at the CG circa 1960 who says he saw black camels on a Turkish farm on the road to Larnaca. You are right about those camels and donkeys in the embassy now. I retired from State Dept. as soon as I could in 1986 to get away from them in the embassy in Bonn. Thanks for the replies. It was still enjoyable to be on the island in 1956-57 even with all the EOKA troubles.
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Re: Camels

Postby kurupetos » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
excommo wrote: If I am right, are there still working camels on the island?

Absolutely, you'll find all camels and donkeys working hard at the American Embassy.


They must get their contractors from Tseri! :lol:

Send them your CV mate! :wink:

Why? Do they need chickens? :?
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Re: Camels

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:33 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
excommo wrote:Seems I remember while on the island 1956-57 at the U.S. Consulate General that there were camels on farms. It may be I am confused with my assignments at times to the Arab countries. If I am right, are there still working camels on the island?

:?:


I've never seen working camels in Cyprus but according to my (nonagenarian) mum, there used to be a few of them owned by a Turk back in the 1950s-60s, around Polis. Is this where you saw them? She told me of an incident whereby one came through our kitchen door and startled her so much she had a miscarriage. This suggests they were allowed to roam freely at times, or perhaps it escaped. Anyway, they (camels and Turks) are not native to Cyprus.
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Re: Camels

Postby kurupetos » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:39 am

That's what they do best... Stealing. :twisted: May they rot in hell. :wink:
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