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Omani Honey Hunt

Visiting the extremities of Oman is something I enjoy, for both Musandam and Dhofar have unique scenery and culture.

Jabal Samhan Honey Hunt
Jabal Samhan Honey Hunt

In Dhofar we were expertly guided along the slopes of the massive escarpment of Jabal Samhan.  Following little used paths, we walked up the mountain slopes  under good cloud cover that created ideal walking weather.  Our route was along old camel tracks, perhaps originally used to transport frankincense from the valleys behind the escarpment.  Wild animals also use these pathways we saw scat and spore showing the overnight journeys of animals.

Honey Feast
Honey Feast

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Travelling through southern Yemen

The road from Thumrayt into Al Mazyunah leads into the northeast desert of Yemen and my destination the Hadramawt. We stopped in Rimah some half way on our journey for lunch that, at 1,000Yemeni Riyals (roughly 2 Omani Rials), was about twice the cost of a similar rice and meat dish in Oman. Eventually, I arrived in the old town of Seyoun where I intended to stay for a few nights.  My hotel was just off the main square where the old palace, a confection of white plaster, dominates the town.

The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen
The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen

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