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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry


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


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


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


Umm As Sameem - December 2014

This large area of wet/damp/sinking salty mud’s name translates to “mother of all poisons/worries” and to the camel caravans long ago it would have been a formidable obstacle to cross. 490 more words