Little Petra, Jordan – Small pleasures

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Rate our ReviewsLittle Petra, Jordan…It is easy to overlook Little Petra when planning your adventure to explore its big brother in Jordan.  I might have missed this opportunity if we had not wanted to devote three full days to Petra.  In need of multiple nights lodging, we identified a marvelous Bedouin camp situated right next […]

Muttrah, Oman – I Get the Point at Muttrah Souk 

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Rate our ReviewsMuttrah, Oman  … A souk is an Arabic marketplace. You may be familiar with the term, and if you have ever been fortunate enough to visit one in the Middle East, these are fascinating venues – and this from an avowed non-shopper.  Souks are perfect examples of organized chaos.  Though retailers of like goods are typically clustered (e.g., […]

Jebel Jais , UAE- The beautiful roads

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Rate our ReviewsJebel Jais UAE-…“Goodbye summer”! So I whispered to myself with a smile, as I was looking down from a strategic spot on Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. 

Muttrah, Oman – Working for Scale at Muttrah Fish Market 

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Rate our ReviewsMuttrah, Oman ….Time marches on.  Perhaps it is a sin to converse about a site which has undergone significant change since my visit, but in a world where economies have been jeopardized by COVID I was happy to learn of good things around a previously enjoyed destination (yes, I keep tabs on places I’ve journeyed to).  The capitol and major ‘city’ in Oman is Muscat, but that […]

Al Ain, U.A.E., – The palace of Father Zayed

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Rate our ReviewsAl Ain, UAE…To the average North American the words “Middle East”, congers up many different visions. We have our perceptions formed by the media clips, short and sensational. Mostly we see problems, deep and long-lasting problems. Yet, to the same people, the word “Dubai”, seems to wear a different mantle. Dubai creates a […]