Featured, Oman, Photo Documentaries

It’s a Man’s World

24 Comments 24 May 2013

As I was marveling at the bright colors of the watermelon, eggplant, and tomatoes against the typical Omani cream-colored backdrop of souq buildings – I felt that something was ‘off’ – but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I continued to walk around the Nizwa souq (market) with our guide Zahar but since I [...]

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Adventure Travel, Oman

Oman Coastal Hiking

8 Comments 23 May 2013

The wall of thick, humid air hit me as I got out of the safety of the air-conditioned truck. I breathed it in – filling my lungs with the salty sea air that is so distinct in coastal regions. From this point on, I was going where no vehicles can go – I had to [...]

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Adventure Travel, Featured, Oman

Trekking in the Oman Mountains

11 Comments 21 May 2013

I packed my down coat rather skeptically – but on day 3 of my Oman hiking trip I found myself eagerly unpacking it and putting it on – in addition to my gloves! When you think of the Middle East – you probably don’t think of mountain ranges and freezing temperatures. However it was the [...]

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Adventure Travel, Oman, Photo Documentaries

Off the Beaten Path in Oman

19 Comments 17 May 2013

I was surrounded by jagged canyon walls jutting up from the pools of water and shading me from the sun. I wondered if it could get any more beautiful than this – and my answer to that question came as I rounded the corner out of the canyon and stepped out into the sunlight. This [...]

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Grand Mosque Oman

Featured, Oman, Photo Documentaries

A Mosque of Grand Proportions

14 Comments 16 May 2013

I stood staring upwards at the chandelier in the dome of the Saltan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat Oman admiring its soft glow. I was slightly surprised that it gets the dubious title of 2nd largest chandelier in the world. It didn’t seem that large to me, but as our guide Rob was pumping out [...]

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oman trekking

Adventure Travel, Experiences, Featured, Oman

Roughing It In Oman

20 Comments 14 May 2013

I laid out my new sleeping bag on the thick mat under the stars. It was muggy outside but I still got into the down sleeping bag else I felt too exposed. I turned off my head lamp and said goodnight to my fellow travelers going through the same ritual nearby. As I lay there, [...]

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spring snow berlin

Adventure Travel, Featured, Oman

April Adventures

8 Comments 21 March 2013

It’s the first day of Spring – and it snowed here in Berlin this week. Yes – snow. This is just one of the many reasons why I’m really excited about my next stop on my travels in April – it will be warm! Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page having [...]

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Featured, Jordan, Lebanon

Middle Eastern Oddities

21 Comments 14 April 2011

The big billboard ad looming over the highway read “Expect the unexpected” as a man in camouflage held a shiny rifle and smiled at the cars passing by below. I thought to myself – I hope this is advertising hunting, but quite frankly in the Middle East I’m not quite sure – anything goes! My [...]

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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