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ESO Presentation and Field Trip

Oman’s Environmental Society organised a very informative presentation by Maia Sarrouf Willson and Omar Al-Sheikhly. The topic was Egyptian Vultures which are an endangered species worldwide, as are so many other vulture species. 103 more words


The Benefits of Being a Foreigner

Prior to our departure on the ferry from Musandam, we had to get our boarding passes. We were the only foreigners in the entire room. After our bags were scanned, we were put into different room from everyone else who was from South Asia most likely Indian or Bengali. 236 more words

There is a difference here. I feel it. I’m treated differently here because I’m of even though I’m American. Members of my host family only talk to the other girl who is white.

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the children of kumzar

“Soora! Soora!” the children cried, eyes twinkling, cheeks fit to burst with giggles, saying the only Arabic words I would hear in their quaint little village. 823 more words


A brief ode to Muscat

Before Oman became what it is now – its grand mosques, white sand beaches and mud castles are haunted by tourists from far and wide thanks to the explosion in tourism – it used to be a flourishing Middle Eastern destination for Indians seeking better wages. 494 more words


Dress Code in Oman

We include in our arrival information a page on ‘dress code’ while in Oman. Why do we do this? Simply to help our guests have a comfortable stay and to avoid any problems. 40 more words


Mutrah Fish Market, Muscat, Oman

The Mutrah Fish Market in Muscat, Oman is to date the wildest food market I have ever been to. I spent a few weeks in Oman a while back and was able to spend one weekend in Muscat.  241 more words