Hamid tells me the recipe for this bread made daily over an open fire is flour, salt and water. Roll it out thin, put it onto the fire for 30 seconds or so each side, take it off and pat it to expel the air. Easy right? I swear the man had silicone hands!
24 hours in the desert – Dew, Death and Dance Steps
Early mornings in the desert show you how lively the nights must have been. Small shrubs glistened with dew drops and the footprints of various animals lined the sandy floor like a dance studio for beginners. Before the heat of the day the desert offers up a serene landscape filled with birdsong, camel grunts and... Continue Reading →
24 hours in the desert – sleeping on the sand
Hamid is a Bedouin. His family have lived in the desert for generations. He is one of three sons and two daughters. His family live in the local village, breed camels and run a desert camp where people can experience some of what life is like. Hamid welcomed us to Nomadic Desert Camp and after we... Continue Reading →
24 hours in the desert – Wadi Bani Khalid
Ana has lived in Muscat for several years and took us into the desert for 24 hours. First stop Wadi Bani Khalid. Drive over the mountains that frame Muscat one side (the sea is on the other) and into a valley of desert, mountains, villages and trails. What does wadi mean? Wadi is an Arabic... Continue Reading →