My Pre-Blog Travels – Enchanting, Exotic, Salalah, Oman, Part II

If you ever want to go off the beaten path in the Middle East, you must head to Salalah, Oman. This breathtakingly exotic town on the Arabian Sea in the south of Oman is a quite popular draw for Mid Easterners yet virtually untouched by the Western world. Its annual khareef or monsoon season, which […]

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One Thousand Camels Near Mirbat, Oman

In the Dhofar region of southern Oman, about 700 miles from Sharjah, I was riding down the road one day. Behind me stood Mirbat, a very small, very ancient desert town near the Arabian Sea, filled with crumbling yet still-inhabited buildings. The day was sunny and peaceful, as are most Omani days. Suddenly, a thick […]

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