NAME THAT COUNTRY

 

Sharqiya Sands, also known as Wahiba Sands after the local Bani Wahiba tribe, is roughly 4,000 square miles of sandy dunes in the north-east of our mystery country, about a two-hour drive from the national capital of Muscat. Along with several indigenous Bedouin groups inhabiting this desert, the high moisture content of the sand supports a surprising variety of flora and fauna. Heavy fog regularly rolls in off the sea and is absorbed by the sands.

There are lodges and tent camps in the Sharqiya Sands, but tourism, which has taken off across the country in recent years, may soon be limited to designated areas in order to preserve the unique and sensitive ecosystem. 

 

Can you name that country? 
See below for answers.

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Foto Friday – Ya’lla Groups 3

Happy Friday! Please enjoy some random shots of Ya’lla travelers:

Cuevo del Indio, Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Cuevo del Indio, Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

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Foto Friday – Oman

Happy Friday!

Please enjoy photos of some people (and a few camels) of Oman.
The pictures are all courtesy of our partners in Oman, Elite Tourism.

smiling camel and friend, Wahiba Sands, photo courtesy of Elite Tourism, Oman

smiling camel and friend, Wahiba Sands, photo courtesy of Elite Tourism, Oman

Wahiba Sands, photo courtesy of Elite Tourism, Oman

Wahiba Sands, photo courtesy of Elite Tourism, Oman

Click to read guest blogger Rich Davis’ enthusiastic impressions of Oman.