شوف (arabic) shoof: look! see! (english)
This blog series is all about the wonderful, colourful and interesting things you can SEE on a visit to Oman. To a Scot, it is a huge country, covering 309,500 km2, compared to my rather tiny homeland of 78,770 km2. Visitors can encounter a huge variety of terrain; from the huge red dune massifs of the Rub Al Khali over vast, stark gravel plains until you reach the shoreline which is dotted with beautiful beaches, many of them deserted. Oman has its fair share of mountains too, and an ambitious road building program means you can travel with ease through many of the ranges. This picture was taken heading northwards on the Hasik-Shuwaymia section of the Salalah-Muscat Coastal Road.
The Sultanate of Oman is a truly wonderful country, full of beautiful places to visit and interesting things to see. Some tourists are content to spend their holidays within the confines of their luxurious Arabian styled 4 star hotels, and there is nothing wrong with that. However if you get yourself out there you might find something unusual, quirky or bizarre to photograph and as a bonus, any Omanis you encounter will bowl you over with their kindness and hospitality.
I have traveled extensively throughout the Sultanate and not seen half of all there is to see. Will you follow me and شوف Oman?