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A Sea of Serenity in Oman

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           With closed-eyes and an open mind, my mind takes me back to a time where strength and hopefulness overwhelmed me. The  silk-like sand tickled my toes beneath me, the faint sounds of the waves crashing into the rocks and the birds singing beautiful melodies echoed, creating the most soothing music to my ears. I […]

The Rising Sands in Oman

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A wall of sand fills the windscreen, rising higher than my neck can crane and blurring into the heat-hazed horizon on either side. I swallow the grit sticking in my throat and give a pathetic cough. I don’t want to do this. I’ve said it several times but no one seems to be listening. My […]

A Dhow Day on the Sea of Oman

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There is something about being on the open road that connotes freedom for me. It’s the same liberating feeling that I get when I go bike riding along the shore- that indescribable sensation of sailing through the air effortlessly, that feeling of having the weight of the world lifted off my back, that feeling of […]

Oman: Tears on a Beach

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Angry shouts puncture the morning air. Heads twist to stare at two men in colourless dishdashas, nose to nose in furious confrontation. Beneath the stark, earthy battlements of Barka fort, they could be warring tribesmen from three hundred years ago in Oman’s turbulent past. Instead, their fingers jab towards fish writhing in a small motorboat […]

Why SHOULD you TRAVEL?

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By Lee Abbamonte Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world. Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view. Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people. Travel makes you smarter. Travel is the best education you can receive. Travel enables […]