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Trip: The Arabian Gulf

There are [13] stories from my trip: The Arabian Gulf


Aden, Yemen

YEMEN | Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 | Views [564]

I broke down and bought a plane ticket.  I had my heart set on going through the Gulf of Aden on a wooden fishing dhow.  It was all set but as it turns out the guy who was supposed to arrange it for me sits upon a throne of lies.  Oh well, I fly to Addis ... Read more >

Tags: addis ababa, aden, ethiopia, sailboat, yemen


Gallery: Aden, Yemen

YEMEN | Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Al-Mukallah, Yemen

YEMEN | Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Aden to Africa Update

YEMEN | Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | Views [581] | Comments [1]

Yes, I'm still in Aden.  I was set to leave today, hitching on a cargo ship to the port in Djibouti but I decided to stay for a few extra days.  There is no tourist or traveler way to get to Africa you have to hitch on a container ship.  I met an american ... Read more >

Tags: aden, catamaran, djibouti, sail boat, yemen


Al-Makullah, Yemen

YEMEN | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [466]

Another long bus journey, but this one was a bit different.  It was a nice bus, with A/C and reclining seats.  It was nearly empty, just me and about 6 Omani university students on their way back to school in Makullah.  The usual desert scenery, we followed ... Read more >

Tags: al-makullah, qat, yemen


Gallery: Salalah, Oman

OMAN | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Salalah, Oman

OMAN | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [551]

Anyplace that has palm trees, a deserted beach, and smells of Frankinsence, I'm probably going to like.  This part of the Arabian Gulf is especially known for it's Frankinsence.  You smell it burning around every corner, throughout the markets, and when ... Read more >

Tags: frankinsence, oman, salalah


Gallery: Ibra, Oman

OMAN | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Muscat, Oman

OMAN | Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Hitchiking Oman

OMAN | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [473]

I left Colleen's place at around 0830ish on the 19th.  My first stop was Bid Bid, a town 100 Ks north of Ibra.  I managed to hitch there with only one guy.  From Bid Bid, it was small villages. I hopped in and out of various transports, all hitched to ... Read more >

Tags: hitchiking, oman, salalah


Ibra, Oman

OMAN | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [964]

I got a tip from Daniel to check out Ibra.  It wasn't in my lonely planet but he said it was nice out there.  Lucky for me I found a couchsurfer, an American girl working at the University in town.  Ibra was ok, but Colleen, the girl there was great.  ... Read more >

Tags: hitchiking, ibra, oman


Muscat, Oman

OMAN | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [569]

I arrived by bus to Muscat from Dubai.  I couchsurfed with a German guy named Daniel.  He's a German teacher at the university in Muscat so I stayed at his place at the university.  There wasn't much going on for a college campus.  All the guys who went ... Read more >

Tags: gulf cup, muscat, oman


Dubai, UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | Views [542] | Comments [1]

Ive been looking forward to the weather here since it started getting cold in Jordan.  Its like the springtime in Arizona.  Not much to say about Dubai.  They have more money than they know what to do with.  I wish they would invest in sidewalks.  Its ... Read more >

Tags: dubai, uae

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