Salalah, in Oman, is a land different from anywhere else I’ve been in the Middle East. Lush green fields, clouds moving through the streets and a temperature that is so refreshing! We were there in July 2011 and managed to escape from the 50 degree heat into wonderful 24 degree … more »
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We were going 160 on the highway from Muscat to Salalah. The temperature outside was around 50 degrees celsius (122 degrees F)! There was nothing but black desert all around, and then, one of our tires blew out. The closest petrol station was 300kms away on both sides and there … more »
While living in Dubai, we decided to escape the unbearable heat for a long weekend and road tripped all the way to Salalah, in the South of Oman. To enjoy the rain and greenery of this region, we ended up living a series of adventures on the road, including midnight … more »
One of the most exciting experiences we’ve ever had in Dubai was definitely skydiving over Palm Jumeirah. When you jump out of the plane, you reach a speed of about 200Km/h and you don’t really have time to think or appreciate the scenery. It’s all about the adrenaline. But when the parachute finally … more »
These are the best dumplings you can get in Dubai. That’s all. If you’re craving some Chinese food, Won Ton on Sheikh Zayed Road is definitely a must-try! The food is reasonably priced (for the location) and the dumplings are to die for! Don’t forget to try their Wonton Noodle … more »
It’s strange that living in the Arabian Desert in Dubai, you never come across that many camels. However, the scenery changes quite dramatically in Salalah, Oman. Driving down the street you will often find camels ambling up to you in large numbers. It’s truly a glorious moment to partake in … more »
I’m writing this post from Ethiopia, a pretty good place to think about the value of material things. We left our house 3 days ago (it feels like ages already!) and I must confess that after all of this “oh yeah, we’re setting ourselves free from possessions” speech I had … more »
I have always wanted to see the world! I guess most people say the same thing but they are more like: “oh yeah… I’d love to see the world… one day… if I were rich!“. The thing is that you don’t need to be rich, all you need … more »
There’s something really liberating about selling all your possessions and setting out on an adventure! It gives strength to the old adage: Don’t let your possessions own you. I finally sold my car, and I was definitely very sad to see my beautiful ride go! However a feeling of … more »
So we got our International Driver’s Licenses today. It’s really simple in Dubai, all you need is: – A valid UAE license – 2 passport size photos – Passport copy with valid visa page – AED 140 Just head to any post office, yes POST OFFICE and you can have … more »