We arrived in Muscat, Oman. We picked up our rental car and we are off to explore. Oman too, has oil but Sultan Qaboos decided to preserve the country’s authenticity so there are no skyscrapers. The whole city of Muscat is more like a seaside resort type. Muttrah is the harbour district. Their architecture is very specific, very cool. Every building is painted white or … Continue reading FACEBOOK JOURNAL OF OUR RECENT UAE AND OMAN TRIP. PART 4: Oman Road Trip- Muscat, Muttrah and the Al Dakhiliyah region.
Al Aín Desert Adventure. We got picked up today in a Land Rover to go to the desert about an hour away southwest from Dubai. The tires have to be deflated to 12 psi (normally 40) to be able to go into the sand dunes. Other SUVs joined the convoy and we were off into the desert. The dunes go from small to medium to … Continue reading FACEBOOK JOURNAL OF OUR RECENT UAE AND OMAN TRIP. PART 3: Desert Adventure and Global Village, Dubai, UAE.
The boys were excited to see New Dubai, after all, that’s the image we westerners know. And it does not disappoint! The journal continues: +New Dubai First stop of the day, Jumeirah Mosque. Jumeirah Beach with the only 7 star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab as our backdrop. Only guests are allowed inside or if you have a restaurant reservation for one … Continue reading FACEBOOK JOURNAL OF OUR RECENT UAE AND OMAN TRIP. PART 2: NEW DUBAI, UAE.
I have been MIA for a month because we went on our Spring trip to UAE and Oman. Here is a little bit of that trip. I am just sharing the LIVE posts of the journal we were keeping on Facebook as we traveled. As many world travelers know, WIFI is not always good, so it is hard to constantly post. More in depth and … Continue reading Facebook journal of our recent UAE and Oman trip. PART 1: OLD DUBAI, UAE.
Pope Benedict XVI resigned or ‘stepped down from Peter’s chair’ in February 2013. Just a month earlier we were traveling through Israel. When the Pope announced his retirement, I had one of those moments where you understand, one more time, the importance of traveling to, walking through and reading about historical sites. It is well known that you should not speak about politics or religion … Continue reading A Pope resigns. A palace and a cave. Enlightened by reality at the Vatican and Jerusalem.