Khalil the Camel Makes a Pilgrimage

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The story begins when the manager of We Three Beans (the café where Khalil is a barista) informed him that his 10 days of paid vacation were about to expire at the end of February. Being the bastion of spontaneity that he is, Khalil decided to treat himself to an arbitrary and lavish vacation. Unfortunately the cruise through the Arctic Circle was already booked, so he decided to aim for something a little closer to home: the Holy Land. Here are some highlights from Khalil’s adventures through Israel and the West Bank:


Like any urban camel would, Khalil dedicated a fair amount of time to exploring Jerusalem. He loved roaming through the Old City markets, eating delicious bagels, and seeing such a diversity of people all in the same place. Here Khalil visits the Dome of the Rock, which he gazed at from atop the Mount of Olives only a few days before.

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Next on the agenda, Khalil headed for his namesake, al-Khalil (Al-Khalil means “The Friend”, so-called because of the Tomb of Abraham, who was the friend of God. It’s also called Hebron for those of us who are less fluent in Arabic).  


After a quick stop for some fresh squeezed pomegranate juice, Khalil set off for the Cave of the Patriarchs, burial site of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, Hebron’s ultimate A-listers. Finally Khalil ended his day like any good tourist would: shopping his hooves off. Khalil bid farewell to Hebron with his saddlebags stuffed full of all kinds of priceless soon-to-be family heirlooms:  novelty t-shirts, snow globes, sun visors and even a foam finger.

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  • Jasmin Sissons Saturday, 27 June 2015

    Początkowo miała to być ich odpowiedź na konkurencyjne "Gran Turismo", i faktycznie, przez 5 odsłon tak było.To bardzo miła odmiana od dziejących się na terenie Stanów Zjednoczonych ścigałek, szkoda tylko, że odbyło się to kosztem różnorodności terenów, po których się ścigamy.Tu każdy pojazd został pięknie wymodelowany zarówno na zewnątrz, jak i w środku.Dopiero w połowie gry znalazłem coś dla siebie w postaci stacji w muzyką klasyczną.Nie wiecie, o co chodzi?

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