Rudolph? Is That You?


Santa Claus is a man who believes in going local wherever he may be. During the Christmas season in Australia, for example, you’ll find him at a barbecue on the beach, wearing bermuda shorts and flipflops.

And in Islamabad, you might see him riding a camel down the street.

This particular Christmas party in Islamabad has been visited by Santa every year for nearly a decade now – and he arrives on a camel each time! After he arrives, he hands out presents to the children, and partygoers can sit with him on the camel and have their picture taken. (I’m wondering what the camel’s name would be, seeing as each of Santa’s reindeers has a name. Rajput? Sandstorm? Thar? Marvi?)

Now, Santa is world-famous for being a master of stealth, but this takes the cake. Next December, I for one am going to keep my eyes peeled for any sign of a big, jolly bearded man in a red suit riding a camel up and down the streets of Islamabad.

All photos thanks to Monica Michele on Flickr.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Talha (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    Ha ha, alla!!!

  2. (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

    Ho ho ho…! Merry Camel Humps!!

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    I Too would love to see the santa coming down from a camel =)

    Mari suits the look of reindeer camel, specially in first pic!!

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