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Let’s Shoot the Amateur Photographers

It’s a beautiful day to explore a deserted town rumored to be abandoned years ago because it was haunted. A town that is also rumored to be off-limits because it is private property, but there is no sign anywhere to … Continue reading

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Jazirat al-Hamra: Ghost Town or a Crumbling Piece of History?

One look at the seclusion and crumbling walls across the main road tells us that we have arrived at the right place. It’s a couple of hours before dusk; we have some time to explore the  area before it eventually … Continue reading

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Highway to Muscat, and the Crazy Stuff that Happens There

After driving for what seemed like years, we finally saw signs of Muscat. It rained on and off since we crossed the UAE-Oman border at Hatta, and this slowed down our speed considerably; that, and the fact that we stopped … Continue reading

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Tea from Syria, Friends from Canada

  I love tea.  I have been thoroughly complacent and happy in my own world with what I was having—regular black tea with milk or the green tea that comes in teabags—until I saw this exotic-looking tea from Turkey.  I … Continue reading

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Sinbad in Sharjah!

Sinbad—and his crew of colorful-circus-type-costume-wearing pirates—docked their red ship in Sharjah not so long ago.  They sailed in search for the “Golden Pineapple”.  That’s silly, of course.  Why anyone should sail all the way to Arabia in pursuit of a … Continue reading

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A Piece of Cake

… free for everyone who came at Al Majaz park in Sharjah. Masood and I took a piece each;  it was more than enough. But there were some who took several plates full of the cake to feed their children,  … Continue reading

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They Don’t Know I Took This Picture

This is one of the ten thousand blurry shots that I’d taken during my lifetime.  This particular picture isn’t as blurry as it appears here.  I think WordPress does something to the photographs we upload:  compressing them, perhaps, to save … Continue reading

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