Somewhere in Muscat

Oman travel stories

Desert Drive-through, Oman

It was not yet 8am when I zipped past the informal city limits of Muscat into open country. Traffic dropped off to a fraction of what it was a mile ago. I curbed the urge to speed up to avoid unwanted attention from speed cameras set every other mile. I was in Oman,...

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Tracking Sea Turtles in Oman

Life is fragile. But even the most vulnerable of creatures can triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. One such experience brought tears to my eyes on a cool, windy August evening in Ras Al Jinz, Oman. It was well past sunset, and the deserted beach was dark...

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A Muscat Must-See, The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Riding at midnight from the Muscat airport toward my hotel in Ruwi, one of the city’s three main districts, a large white mosque I'd read about appeared on my right, just another building cutting into the desert sky. Days later when I ventured out to visit this sight,...

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The Beauty of Muscat, Oman

Craggy brown mountains breaking into a cloudless horizon, artistic ornamentation decorating the roadways, the aroma of frankincense hanging in the air and smiling, friendly people - this is some of what I found soon upon arriving in Muscat, Oman, a city of unique...

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