I’m A Big Deal In Oman

The Week, and English language weekly newspaper in Muscat has just published their interview with me. They took a bunch of photos. The one they used was taken in front of the Muscat clock tower, which is sort of the symbol of the city. They brought the scarf and flag :)

The Musandam Experience

I am back from Oman and in Dubai for a few days before moving on. I am still having issues with finding a good internet connection anywhere in the Middle East. I still have photos from Thailand I have to upload. The hotel I’m at now in Dubai put a 120mb cap on bandwidth, which …

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So, about that Musandam thing….

There are certain assumption you make when you travel. They are usually pretty mundane things like “there is an airport in the capital city”, or “a major city will have hotels”. You usually don’t have to worry about the things you assume because they are always true. Having read numerous articles about the ferry to …

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Musandam Ahoy!

If all goes well, tomorrow I’ll be taking the world’s fastest ferry to Musandam, Oman. That is the hunk of Oman which is separated from the rest of the country and sticks out into the Strait of Hormuz. The ferry connects Musandam with Muscat and has been clocked at 55.9 knots. From what I’ve read …

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Three Strikes In Nizwa

My time in Nizwa has been frustrating to say the least. There are three World Heritage Sites I wanted to visit in this area. All three are within easy driving distance, but I’ve had some terrible luck. I rented a car yesterday and drove about 150km from Nizwa to the village of Bat hoping to …

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Go Oman!

I picked the right day to come to Oman. The night I arrived Oman beat Saudi Arabia in the Gulf Nations Cup in Soccer. The last two days everyone has been going nuts, wearing Omani flags and scarves, driving around with cars decked out in red, white and green, honking and cheering. I’m typing this …

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