Tag Archives: Middle East

A Swimming Operation in the Sultanate of Oman

There are two ways to get to breakfast (bircher/mango muesli, congee (Chinese rice porridge), chickpea/couscous salad, pancakes with a thickened maple sauce, and Omani saffron pancakes with honey, etc.). One is to walk directly towards the group of tables from … Continue reading

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Tour Du Jour

Shelley comes out of her room and I greet her cheerfully, but fall back asleep while she makes us breakfast. I wake to the smell of biscuits with currants and drop a bag of Earl Grey tea in my cup at … Continue reading

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Basil Bedouin Beach

I have coffee just to help me out of bed at 5:30a after going to bed after 1am. I was told last night that I could snorkel at 7a after breakfast. Reading an old review, the price was 50Dh an hour and … Continue reading

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Coffee Corniche Co-Op

I’m sitting here regretting not taking notes first thing after the pool. I sat here hungry for three hours being somewhat productive. I set this morning’s alarm for 6:15 but sleep in and shower – it’s 7:40a… and I thought … Continue reading

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Not Falling in Dubai, but Floating in Umm al-Quwain

I set the alarm for 4:45am and I’m up with the energy of a child, packing up and drinking coffee – that somehow took 30 minutes. I parked under the awning and walked to Skydive Dubai to check in at 5:30, and they … Continue reading

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