It's one thing to snap from photos of the pyramids around Cairo, but it's something else to up the ante by posing for a picture on the back of a camel. Often, you'll find trainers nearby who can coax the eight-foot-tall, 1,500-pound animals to lie down passively in preparation for riding. But be careful! Sometimes you have to pay to get of the camel after you've already paid to get on the camel. How do you avoid being a camel hostage? Kara Lucchesi of STA has this advice: Never just get on a random guy's camel. Stick to rides arranged via an established tour company."