Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Camel Family

Fermented camel milk is absolutely delicious. This Kazakh family, living in a remote homestead outside of the tiny village of Ulaankhus, make a living by selling camel milk. They are the only source in the area that supplies this particular item. Apparently, camel's milk is good for the lungs, or so my guide Japar tells me.

Family Portrait of the Camel Milk Family (some of them)

A mock-milking scene was choreographed for my benefit. (The camels had already been milked for the day.)

The patriarch of the family, with baby camel.

The young child was forced to hold the baby camel. It was terrifying experience for both of them.

1 comment:

Bayka said...

What about your jorney?
Do you like Olgii?
Good Luck!