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Traffic Lights for Camels- China


Diverging from our usual content a little bit here to feature something unusual. The story was originally covered by ECNS – not one of our recommended media because, well, they tend to be a rather long way from objective in many articles. A bit like their US counterpart – CNN. We posted it as an out of the ordinary piece, and a for the rather upbeat Chinese music background track.

(ECNS) — A traffic signal for camels began operation Sunday at the scenic Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring in Dunhuang City, northwest China’s Gansu Province.

It is the first traffic light in the world designed especially for camels. When the traffic signal turns green, camels can cross the road, while tourists cross when the signal turns red, greatly ensuring traffic safety.

Mingsha Mountain is also known as the Singing Sands Mountain because when a tourist walks through the quicksand or slide down a sand mountain, he can sometimes hear loud noises from beneath his feet.

Although this is the entire story, this link, courtesy of ECNS take you to their original, complete with video of camel traffic lights and the afore mentioned jazzy music track. If you have never been on a camel, it is an experience we recommend. Something that not too many people, outside the Middle East / North Africa get to do in their life time.

Gansu is a small province in North west China, one of the poorer, remote provinces . As such, not often on the radar of overseas visitors. Which is a pity. Sure, Shanghai, Shenzhen offer more glitz, glamour and sparkle with their faux western culture but we are betting you can probably find that in your home town. Or close. Gansu offers travellers the chance to see part of the real China. Not a fake facade. If the desert really appeals, also try Nei Mongol – Inner Mongolia – and the Gobi.

But we warned, wear decent shoes, and thick trousers / pants. Sure, it might be hot, but that is part of the point. The desert, in particular Gobi, reaches very high temps. We melted the soles of our sneakers and had to turn back when were were there. If you ride a camel, the saddle / seat can be hard. Good trousers will lessen chaffing around the bot and inner thighs!
Ladies, we do not recommend a skirt!
Of course, the usual common sense desert precautions should not be forgotten, such as plenty of water, sunscreen, eye wear, warm clothes, energy snacks. Logic tell us it gets hot in the desert, but you don’t know how hot till you are there. Likewise nights are incredibly cold.

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