ROBOT CAMEL JOCKEYS

Off to the final day of camel racing later today; see http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2005/04/25/kamel-the-robot-jockey/For pics of the robot jockeys!

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OLD AND NEW

One of the many dhows that criss-cross the harbour getting “buzzed” by annoying young men on jet skis.

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The "old"souk

There are some nice areas in thsi city; walking along the Corniche is pleasant and allows for people watching. This part of the souk area is also a big improvement on the soulless malls, which is where everyone gathers at the weekend (and where I wasn’t allowed into a supermarket because I had a camera […]

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When you walk around, you realise what a miracle this place is. It is a country built on sand. Everywhere there is sand. Western children would probably love it. The sand blows into every crevice and collects in sheltered corners. On the side of the street, weeds attempt to establish their roots in a medium, […]

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Greening the Gulf

These sprinklers came on just as I was passing the palace.

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TWO DIE IN LABOUR CAMPS

One of the first things you notice in here are the beat up yellow buses. These are used to transport construction workers from the labour camps on the outskirts of the city to whatever hole in the ground they are working on that day. They get up a lot earlier than the regular office worker, […]

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