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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Don’t look so surprised – surely you expect my “broken” photo to be automotive related?

There are lots of wrecks in the desert, vehicles struck down with mechanical issues so far from civilization it would not be viable to recover them; this was the day that my beloved little car almost achieved that status! 380 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

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Omani Mosque near Nizwa (?).

Sultan Qaboos has built a number of mosques in his name, all over Oman, so excuse me for forgetting exactly where this one is! 8 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Depth.”

Oman has a fair smattering of plains, sand dunes and mountains, and one of the best known of the latter is “Jebel Shams”, which means “sunny mountain” in arabic.

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Fisherman's Beach, Dhofar, Oman

One of my favourite places to camp, ever.

Around 1.5 hour’s drive from Salalah – you will definitely need a 4×4 with good clearance to tackle the mountain road section of the route.   313 more words

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Sunrise and Sunset in Oman - Dec 14

8 nights, 9 days.  8 sunsets, 8 sunrises.  3 nights hotels, 5 nights camping.  Here’s the sunrise/sunset views from our tent and one from a walk along the beach at Salalah. 137 more words

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New Road from Hasik to Shuwaymia

In the past residents of Shuwaymia wishing to travel to Hasik have had to drive a tortuous 450 km to reach there – or go by sea – this, despite there being less than 70kms between the two settlements as the… 634 more words

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