I am a great fan of TED Talks. I learned about TED in Bali. I was in Ubud, swimming in the wonderful pool in my hotel, and after getting out of the water I settled onto a lounge by the water’s edge. A man came and lay on the lounge not far from me. I can not recall how the conversation ended up about TED, but I am eternally grateful for this man from Holland, telling me about the program.
As soon as I could, I searched on my computer and found it and have been a fan ever since. That was about 2011.
I have even attended one TED event, and will go to more if I can.
Sometimes I lay in bed and seek out a TED talk, and this morning I woke early and watched this one. It is one of the most interesting and clever presentations I have seen. Initially, I thought the guy was an actor – but learned along the way that Latif Nasser is a historian. I loved the big surprise at the end. He has done several talks, so will catch up on them.
It is a story about the camel – an animal that I rather like though they do seem to be a little fearsome to me. I love their eye lashes.
There are thousands of them in the Australian outback and I have seen them in the wild, but when I did my trek around the country in 2011/12 I didn’t see any at all. In Alice Springs last year I had the chance to ride on one, but I chickened out. They look so big and I feared that I would fall off!.
They are not an animal that is seen around this part of Queensland – you will have to go to Australia Zoo to see one, or get a ride. The cost of having a ride there is $79!