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Nizwa Market

Photo of the Week: Nizwa Market, Oman

Nizwa Market, Oman The city government refurbished Nizwa Market a few years ago. For travelers, new market is code for “less interesting”. When we travel, we’re looking for the gritty and the authentic. But sometimes, the authentic happens to be new. Even in a foreign country like Oman. As travelers, we have to accept that. We can’t expect …

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Omani Sword Fight in Al Hamra

Photo of the Week: Omani Sword Fight in Al Hamra

Omani Sword Fight in Al Hamra Oman is a land of ancient traditions. Though modernity has come to much of the country, there are still those who live much like the generations that came before. Once such place where the old customs die hard is Al Hamra.   Al Hamra is a 400-year-old town in …

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bilad sayt oman

Photo of the Week: Bilad Sayt Oman: Spectacular Mountain Village

  Bilad Sayt Oman: Spectacular Mountain Village   Bilad Sayt is considered to be Oman’s most picturesque mountain village. Dramatic, craggy mountains rise up behind the small village as multi-shade cultivated terraces spread out below. The spectacular location, not surprisingly, requires a 4×4 to arrive. Negotiating the unfinished gravel roads with steep drop offs is …

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Oman: Open roads, open arms, and open wallets

By Beau Miller To tell somebody you are traveling to Oman is often met with confusion. “What are you doing in Amman?” is a typical response. “Where is that, exactly?” might be another. For those who hear correctly and know where Oman is, a feeling of befuddlement may give rise to such self-reflecting as to …

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