When thinking of travel, the Middle-East always come to mind. Being an Arab born and raised in America, I ponder often about my roots, my background, the origins of me. I don’t travel much but when I do, it’s somewhere far away. Somewhere that reminds me of my existence. I’ve been to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey. So when I had time off, My wife and I thought about traveling to a country in the gulf that is not heard of often or traveled often, that’s Oman.
How many people have you met traveled to Oman? I thought it would be interesting to visit and also a conversation piece. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to connect with my background.
While I was in Oman, I was fascinated with the grand doors. Reminded me much to my parents home land of Yemen. I dream of returning to Yemen but the country’s turmoil has prevented me. Seeing the doors were bittersweet. However, when I stare into the doors, I see handcrafted beauty, and the rich history of a country that is not spoken about often.
Tag along on the ride, and step through the doors to another world.