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German village surprised by camel as duo hike from Poland to France with animal companion05:35

German village surprised by camel as duo hike from Poland to France with animal companion

Germany, Luckow
July 2, 2020 at 18:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Residents and local police were surprised to discover a camel in the small German village of Luckow on Wednesday.

The mysterious presence of the animal in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was later explained by its owner, Sebastian Arz who is hiking with the ungulate, named Nasereddin, as well as his friend Alice, from Poland to Brittany, northern France.

"It is a pilgrimage and it is also a good way to fulfil my dream of learning how to be a cameleer with nomads, with Bedouins and Tuaregs in the desert. So it is the first step for me to learn how to be a good camelier," said Arz.

The trio set off two weeks ago and plan to make the 2000 km (1243 miles) journey in two months.

Arz who once wanted to travel with mules and horses, fell in love with camels, and considers Nasereddin to be "a companion," and considers his trip to be "a good way to travel with a friend."

A resident of the town, named Ulrike Leye, who previously travelled through the Arabian Desert, was happy to meet and host them, before they continued their journey on their pilgrimage route.

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Residents and local police were surprised to discover a camel in the small German village of Luckow on Wednesday.

The mysterious presence of the animal in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was later explained by its owner, Sebastian Arz who is hiking with the ungulate, named Nasereddin, as well as his friend Alice, from Poland to Brittany, northern France.

"It is a pilgrimage and it is also a good way to fulfil my dream of learning how to be a cameleer with nomads, with Bedouins and Tuaregs in the desert. So it is the first step for me to learn how to be a good camelier," said Arz.

The trio set off two weeks ago and plan to make the 2000 km (1243 miles) journey in two months.

Arz who once wanted to travel with mules and horses, fell in love with camels, and considers Nasereddin to be "a companion," and considers his trip to be "a good way to travel with a friend."

A resident of the town, named Ulrike Leye, who previously travelled through the Arabian Desert, was happy to meet and host them, before they continued their journey on their pilgrimage route.

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