Wadi Bani Kharus

View from vantage point above Wadi Bani KharusThe brilliant thing about Oman is that everywhere you turn there is a beautiful mountain.

A couple of weeks ago I drove the mountain road that connects Wadi Bani Awf and Wadi Bani Kharus  –  it was spectacularly beautiful. Easily within reach and “doable” on a day-trip from Muscat, this was a first time – but not the last one.

 

 

 

What’s in a name?

I have always been amazed by the enormous selection of seemingly identical bread/proteine combos sold by literally every hole-in-the-wall shop in the United Arab Emirates. The food photos are all identical; most probably from a clip-art library. The names of the monstrosities do however show some minor variations – the “Club Random” being one of my …

A crash-course in inflation

The gentleman in the picture below works in one of the many shops in the souq in Mutrah in the captial of Oman, Muscat. In addition to being a persuasive seller of pashmina and “same-same-but-different pashmina” shawls, he is also a numismatic. Among the curiosities of his collections he counts a Jugoslavian 1 000 …

Rare Breed(ing)

More and more unknown people lay claim to their fifteen minutes in the limelight. Today two of them could be seen on the front page of my local newspaper “Sogn Avis”. Under the headline “Rare Breed”, they are shown in something which allegedly is a wrestling pose. I’m not a …