Colours and fragrances that follow one across the country. A hospitality that defies wealth. People that, instead of raising utopian pyramids, built highways for caravans to follow, and that superb mosque for the faithful to pray. It might be hot and humid in Muscat or hot and dry in the desert, but the civilization built by the Omani granted the country a virtual khareef, providing the traveler with a cool, inspirational atmosphere.

Pictures from Oman and Yemen here.