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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When we decided to visit Oman as the 3rd country of our Big Trip I looked into several ways of getting to Muscat, the capital of Oman. We could fly directly from Sri Lanka but tickets were quite expensive so we decided to fly to Dubai instead and travel from Dubai to Muscat by road. The added bonus would be…

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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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Most people have a bucket list and so do I. Going on a long-term trip was one of the items on the list, and after 10 years of dreaming and saving money I actually went on this trip in 2015. Traveling to New Zealand was at the my top bucket list so it’s no coincidence we started our 5 month…

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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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