Sunday, October 31, 2010

Four-legged public transportation

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Public transportation for the tourist public


It is a must for tourists in Israel to take a ride on a donkey or camel.
With lots of photos taken, of course.
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The City Daily Photo group's Theme Day is about Public Transportation.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants .

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Speaking of camels, want a good laugh?
As part of a new publicity campaign, our Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs released three video clips gently mocking French, Spanish, and English reporters for their alleged assumptions about the Jewish state. The idea is to teach Israelis traveling abroad or meeting foreign visitors how to counter stereotypes and spread good PR.
For the funny camel video, click on Clip 3 here.
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20 comments:

Ann said...

Love it. Very different to our public transport.

Petrea said...

Those videos are pretty wild. I wonder what the American video would be.

ρομπερτ said...

How nice to see something that made me smile. Thank you very much. Always a safe road ahead for you all. Please have a good new month and week as well.


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Parisian Heart said...

Delightful photos!

J Bar said...

Now these are unique forms of public transport.

Julie said...

I have ridden neither on a donkey, nor on a camel. But I have aspirations, Dina. I dream ...

Rob and Mandy said...

Thanks for the videos, Dina. 3 words to say about them: GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME!

Bergson said...

wonderful public transportation

Jilly said...

Love the post and the video. Interesting the camel video is spoken by an Englshman but that the solution is spoken by an American.

Kay said...

I'd choose the donkey over the camel any day. I did not like riding a camel at all.

VP said...

Love the clips, the French one could be used for Italians either.
I skipped riding camels, horses and donkeys but took a lot of pictures of them. Quite often they wanted money for this...

cieldequimper said...

:-)) The best I've seen so far today!

Leif Hagen said...

Jesus rode a donkey, too! I guess donkey rides have been popular for a very long, long time in Jerusalem!

Reader Wil said...

Ha,ha...! So where's your camel, Dina? Great videos!

Kate said...

I've ridden on elephants and camels. Which is the most uncomfortable is a toss-up. Great photo to add variety to the theme day.

Francisca said...

I rode a camel a short distance in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia, but the day before I had bruised my tailbone riding a horse across a plain... so it was a rather painful experience, sitting sideways on my thigh! :-D I watched the video and enjoyed seeing the white camel, but my audio card is not functioning, so I did not hear it. Good post for the transportation theme... Hah! I thought it was tram post...

Hilda said...

Now this is a unique theme day post! Love it. Just as I love the goofy face of the camel. ;)

Pietro said...

Interesting. Here even horse carriages have become a rarity.

JM said...

Very cool entry, Dina, although I always feel sorry for the poor donkeys... :-)

Lynette said...

Great Theme Day post. Mine is up on November 1 at Portland Oregon Daily Photo; it’s a photo that I took on the Portland, Oregon, MAX Light Rail last Saturday.