Monthly Archives: January 2012

Two Weeks

From exploring new places to playing soccer at sunset to meeting new people and making new friends to hiking in dry river beds to camping on the beach to singing our hearts out... the past two weeks have been filled with adventures, laughs, new friends and a better understanding of a country and people not…
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Nizwa

Yesterday we spent the entire day in Nizwa, the largest of the traditional Omani villages of the interior.  The culture there is much more conservative Islam and so there is almost no trace of western clothing or practice.  We took the day to tour Nizwa Fort, a recently restored fortress that is centuries old.  We…
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Omani Hospitality

We never knew what it meant to truly serve someone and show them real hospitality until we were welcomed into our first Omani home.  These families go to great lengths to treat their guests with kindness and respect.  To them, this is how a host should always honor their guests. When you first arrive, it…
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Not So Different

For someone from the west the middle east at first glance can be intimidating. Everyone dresses different, the food is different, the bathrooms are different, and the language is different. So many differences it seems like another world some times. We have been spending many of our nights down by the beach with a group…
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