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How to Use GPX / KML Files

September 15, 2016

How to Use GPX / KML FilesOne of the most frustrating things I find about traveling is navigating unfamiliar streets. A lot of the times it is fun getting lost and finding sights that you otherwise wouldn’t see. However, when you are trying navigate to that obscure, yet tasty, pad thai noodle house in Bangkok you found on a local food blogger’s website, it can get a bit frustrating to say the least when it’s not where you though it was. My friend Sarah and I had many nights like this on our epic two month long backpack trip through Asia. Continue Reading

Driving News Oman

Fuel Price Rising in Oman

July 25, 2016

Oman Oil, Fuel Price Rising in OmanOil and fuel prices are rising in Oman, since January 2016. At the pump today, an Omani resident will notice up to a 50% increase in the price of petrol. So how come fuel prices higher compared to a year ago, when oil price is so low? Continue Reading

Culture Off-Road Oman Sights

Jaylah Tower Tombs

June 21, 2016

Dating back to the bronze age, the Jaylah Tower Tombs are not what you’d expect in such a desolate place like Salmah Plateau. “Discovered” in the early 90’s by archeologist Paul Alan Yule after seeing arial photographs in the book A Day Above Oman, by John Nowell, Dr. Yule teamed up with Gerd Weisgerber to document, map, excavate, and restore at least one of the tombs with the help of the German Omani Association in 1995. Continue Reading

Off-Road Oman Sights

Salmah Plateau

May 29, 2016

The Salmah Plateau is located in the Eastern Hajar mountains, and if you have been to the Western Hajar mountains you will notice a striking difference. Here the hills form a gentler landscape that is mostly devoid of vegetation, giving the Salmah Plateau and the surrounding mountains a desolate feel. Continue Reading

Driving Hiking Off-Road

Delorme InReach SE Review

May 13, 2016

The Delorme inReach SE is a tool I use to stay safe while exploring the backroads of Oman that are beyond the route. The sultanate is so sparsely populated that off-road destinations have limited or no cell phone coverage, making a simple breakdown a possible dangerous situation in the high heat. I purchased the inReach SE a few months ago, and I have been pleasantly surprised by this little device. I’d like to share with you this gadget; explain to you what it does, what I like and dislike about it, and how it might benefit you on your travels. Continue Reading