A Visit to the Camel Park in Cyprus

IMG_2712We thought we would have time for Piano Man to enjoy a camel ride in Cairo last month, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, we promised Piano Man a ride at the Camel Park in Cyprus. We had heard of this place before because some friends on Facebook recently went on a visit. We decided on a whim to go after church one Sunday afternoon.

The weather report looked bleak as it had been raining during the week, but we decided to take our chances.

We entered the park and saw a plenty of fun things to do for the kids. After feeding some of the animals, we waited in line for the camel ride. Prof took Piano Man, and our friends took their daughter for a ride on an adjacent sitting camel. Linus looked on, desperately wanting to join in on the fun.

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(Photos above: Camel ride. Look at Linus, always wanting to do what his big brother is doing. In due time, dear Linus, in due time.)

Prof and Uncle J said that the camel ride was a lot more bumpy and jerky than they imagined. Who would have guessed that a camel would be so strong and powerful? As the rain began to come down, the kids were glad they enjoyed their camel ride before the rain came pouring down.

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(Photos above: 1. White horse aggressively kicking for more free food. 2. You can pay for a pony ride. 3. Up close photo of pony. 4. Up close photo of an ostrich. 5. Feeding the camel carobs. 6. Up close photo of a camel. 7. Up close photo of a goat.)

Everyone at the park headed into the covered games area, but the rain did not deter our kids from having fun. They drove bumper cars and rode a very very slow motorcycle that was on its last legs of electricity.

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Also, don’t worry about the picture of little O pushing Aunty Fashionista. I returned the favor when it was her turn with plenty of energy and vigor needed to make the little electrical motorcycle go.

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(Photos above: Dining area, swimming pool (when the weather warms up), bungee cord jumping, bouncy area, kiosk/cafe’, and a teeny-tiny fish aquarium)

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Rain or shine, we had a blast! And if you come to visit the Camel Park, you’ll have a blast too!

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