10 minutes into the desert my guide just disappeares. I was a bit scared at first. But seriously, how hard could it be to ride a camel? It's basically just a big horse.
So wrong could I be. When I pull right, the camel stops. When I pull left, the camel lays down on the ground. And when I try to make him stop, he starts to walk the opposite way. After a while of trying, I give up and let the camel (who also goes by the name Omar) walk wherever he wants to. Luckily for me, he chose to follow the rest of the group.
At this point I was so tired of this not-so-charming-after-all Camel, and so busy picking thorns out of my legs that I didn't really care for what Omar was going to do next. He responds with doing nothing. My group walks further and further away from me, but to my big relief I can see my guide running to my savior. When my guide reached me he hands me a whip, says "Yes, you good". And then he was gone again.