Having arrived at their starting off point, they were surprised to find that the entire journey was to be made via camel.
The group of tourists were a little concerned, and so they explained to the expedition leader how they were under the impression the trip was to be taken in four wheel drive vehicles.
“No no”, said Fahmi, their expedition guide. “There is no vehicle made that can survive the route we are taking across the desert. Only camels can make this trip and even they require special preparation. Besides, you wanted to go on an adventure holiday right?”
“Yes that’s true, we did all want to go on an adventure holiday, but what kind of special preparation do you mean?”, asked one of the American tourists.
“Well”, Fahmi replied, “first I let the camel drink his fill of cool water, then just as he is taking his last sip, I take these two bricks and slam them together on his nuts. The camel instantly sucks up another ten gallons of water… it’s enough for him to survive the long journey”.
“Oh my god”, exclaimed the American tourist, “that must really hurt”.
“Not really,” replied Fahmi, “only if I catch my fingers between the bricks”.