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Sporadic Diaries: Falconry - A Reading from Life in the Camel Lane - NaPodPoMo

November 26, 2023 Doreen Cumberford
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Sporadic Diaries: Falconry - A Reading from Life in the Camel Lane - NaPodPoMo
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🌍 Sharing a glimpse into the magical world of falconry in Arabia! 🏜✚

I had the pleasure of experiencing the fascinating tradition of falconry during my time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a small excerpt from my book, "Life in the Camel Lane," I recount the awe-inspiring moments I spent watching the Saudi falconers with their majestic birds of prey. Here are three key takeaways from my encounter:

1⃣ A Blend of Tradition and Technology: Falconry in Saudi Arabia beautifully combines ancient traditions with modern technology. The falconers I met had the most up-to-date Land Cruisers equipped with telemetry systems to track their prized birds. An intriguing mix of old and new!

2⃣ A Deeply Personal Pursuit: Falconry is not just a sport, but a way of life for many Saudis. It offers a respite from busy work-life, allowing falconers to reconnect with nature and the birds they adore. It's a bond that requires patience, flexibility, and a profound understanding of the relationship between man and bird.

3⃣ Bridging Cultures and Forming Connections: Falconry serves as a bridge between cultures, transcending language barriers. During my time with the falconers, I witnessed how a shared passion for falconry brought people together from different backgrounds. It showcased the willingness of the Saudi falconers to share their traditions and make others feel welcome.

Have you ever experienced the world of falconry, or do you have any unique encounters with traditional practices during your travels? Share your stories in the comments below!

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