National Geographic : 1926 Feb
THE ROAD TO WANG YE FU 203 A CAMELEER AND HIS PRIZED CHARGES Asiatic trade routes are distinguished by the long, snaky camel caravans. Many cameleers spend monotonous lives with their animals, as they freight bales of merchandise to and fro across the desert. Their principal diversion is a short visit to a town. In Wang Ye Fu the Mongols lead their camels from booth to booth as they shop (see text, page 210). The fitness of a camel MONGOLIAN CAMELS IN PRIME CONDITION can be judged by the stiffness and fullness of its humps. These beasts are in excellent shape.