A day in Doha

What I didn’t mention about my first day in Doha is that upon arrival the night before, I had an interesting encounter. After deplaning (after another annoying bus ride from the airplane to the airport), making it through arrivals, getting a visa at immigration (easy to purchase on the spot with a credit card as…

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Salalah in two days – South Oman

I arrived in Salalah mid-evening on a Thursday night so that I could see Salalah in two days, but then I decided to take in easy for Friday morning catch up on email, write and rest. After a restful evening at the Hilton Salalah, I woke up again ready for a beach day, but again…

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Bahla, Oman and reaching Salalah

I woke up at 7AM after a full 9 hours of uninterrupted, much needed sleep before we headed out to Bahla. Even though this is a “vacation”, I was still pushing myself to see and do a lot (because Oman had a lot to see and do in!), and therefore became sleep deprived. I could…

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Omani Mountains, Desert, and Nizwa

The next morning was an early start because it was going to be a long day of driving through the Omani mountains, the desert, and Nizwa. I started with a small breakfast of local watermelon and tea around 815AM at the hotel and then met Sulaiman outside. Then, we stopped by a local dhow making…

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