Oman, Wadi Bani Khalid: natural pools with crystal water

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Located 200 km from Muscat and just 50 km from Bidiya – Wahiba Sands dunes ( where the desert campgrounds are located ), it’s one of the most picturesque and accessible wadi of the whole Oman. We visited the Wadi […]

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Oman,old forts and imposing castles

Bahla Fort

The country is dotted by beautiful old historic forts, towers and castles largely clustered in the northern one-third of the country, built as a network of defense for Sultanate. If you don’t have much time and you choose to stay […]

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Oman, Wadi Shab: a stunning canyon with blue water pools

Wadi Shab

Located 150 km from Muscat ( 1.30 hrs drive ) and only 50 km from Sur, Wadi Shab is a very popular outdoor destination, a stunning canyon lined with palm trees including a number of hidden pools ideal for swimming. […]

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Oman, driving through Wadi Bani Awf and the mountain village of Balad Sayt

Wadi Bani Awf - road from Bald Sayt to Shorfet al Alamin

On our way from Muscat to Jebel Shams, we decided to drive through the Wadi Bani Awf. It is a wadi that covers a large area with several small villages and lots of beautiful  attractions including the Little snake canyon and […]

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Oman, Wahiba Sands dunes: a night in the desert

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Most of Oman is covered by desert so during the trip around the country it’s worth spending a night enjoying its rolling sand dunes. Wahiba Sands is located south of Sur, it is the most known and accessible place from […]

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Yemen, Shibam: Manhattan of the desert

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Memories of a trip through an amazing country  In the late 2005 my trip through Yemen led me in the Hadramawt Governorate. In the central-western part of this huge and old region there is a town famous for its mudbrick-made […]

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