Middle East

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in the Middle East! So far I’ve traveled to:

 

Since publishing my Oman itinerary and Oman accommodation guide, several people have asked me about the necessary daily travel budget for Oman. And since I always obsessively keep check of every euro, dollar, dong, rupee or in this case Omani Rial we spend I am happy to share our Oman expenses. Oman: daily travel budget for a 2-week road trip Check…

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I wrote this post while sitting at Muscat airport. I was feeling a little sad because I had such a great time in Oman and found it difficult to say goodbye… Apart from a small hiccup at the Hatta border, I felt nothing but welcome in this amazing country. The people are very nice and the country feels safe and relaxed. And…

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As I mentioned in my Oman road trip itinerary, Oman has yet to be discovered by tourists. A good thing really, because you’ll have all the beautiful places to yourself! I don’t know why there are not more people visiting Oman, it’s such a beautiful country! Perhaps because there are several misconceptions about the country, such as: Oman is only…

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Oman isn’t a very well known country. In fact, when I announced Frank and I would be making a road trip around Oman many people asked: why are you going there, is it not one big desert? Having explored Oman for 2 weeks by car I can safely say it most definitely is not… Oman is beautiful and has a…

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I know this is such a first world problem, but it was pretty difficult to determine the first destination of our Big Trip. A combination of cheap tickets and comfortable temperatures led us to the United Arab Emiates (U.A.E.), more specifically: to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I had been at Dubai airport several times, but I had never visited the desert city…

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When we decided to start our Big Trip around the world in Dubai, there were a few things that had to be on our itinerary. Besides the obvious highlights (Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah and the Burj al Arab) I really wanted to make a desert safari because I had never been to the desert before. Wide deserted landscapes…

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