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Stories and Tips Sur

Painting Sur Red; A night out by the Omani Coast

Written by TianjinPaul on 22 Nov, 2010

Over the previous three months, I had battled my way through a tough half-semester’s teaching at a university in Northern Oman. And, over the previous three hours I had traversed the mountains of Eastern Oman as my friends and I drove to the coastal town…Read More

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An English Seaside Town

Written by TianjinPaul on 19 Nov, 2010

When I was a child, my parents often took me on vacation and on day-trips to sea-side towns in the north of England. I spent countless afternoons in towns such as Scarborough, Bridlington and Blackpool. These towns were characterized by a few common traits. The…Read More

The Road To Sur

Written by TianjinPaul on 19 Nov, 2010

With the Eid Al Haj holiday approaching, my friends and I decided to take a road trip from our base in Rustaq in the North of Oman, down the coast to the beach city of Sur, and then, out into the desert. The first leg…Read More

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An Evening with Turtles

Written by Overlander on 26 Feb, 2010

Observing nesting Green Sea Turtles really is one of Oman’s premiere tourist activities. Finally, last night, I had the opportunity to experience it for myself. It works like this:You show up at the Ras Al-Jinz Scientific and Visitors’ Center sometime around 8:00 or…Read More

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Ras Al-Jinz & the Turtle Beach

Written by Overlander on 22 Feb, 2010

Ras Al-JinzThis headland – "ras" means "head" in Arabic – really has only one claim to fame: It’s the site of a beach where thousands of sea turtles of various species swim ashore to lay their eggs. Every night between June and February…Read More

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Ras Al-Hadd, a Village at the Tip of Arabia

Written by Overlander on 12 Feb, 2010

When the decision was made to build the coastal highway from Muscat to Sur, they didn’t stop there. They also built another new road between Sur to Ras Al-Hadd, which is located on the easternmost tip of the Arab Peninsula and continued it on…Read More

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Sur, the Dhow City

Written by Overlander on 11 Feb, 2010

Sur, located roughly 100 miles southeast down the coast of the Gulf of Oman from Muscat, is an ancient port, which has seen traders and pirates, sailors and soldiers, pass through from Persia, India, East Africa, Portugal, Britain, and even the US. In the…Read More

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