Final Moments in Muscat November 21st 2010 Having made a grand circuit of sea, sand, and mountain in Oman, with a good balance of urban versus rural and coast versus interior thrown into the mix, I was happy to return for one more day to Muscat. After spending a week in more sparsely populated areas, Muscat seemed a veritable metropolis when I drove in on the Nizwa highway. But I suppose that could have been due to the fact that the city ... read more
Middle East » Oman » Muscat In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al Said ousted his father and has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world and has preserved a long-standing political and military relationship with the UK. ... ... read more
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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