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Oman and a Woman

January/February 2006

Oman and a Woman

Arabia, the home of Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor, has always intrigued me, and I eagerly signed up when friends began planning a motorcycle trip to Oman. As dual-sport bike riders, we especially wanted to get off the pavement and see Oman's backcountry. So there I was, flying to the Middle East on a 747 with a burqa in one hand and a motorcycle helmet in the other, while trying to cram more than a millennium of history into my brain before two-wheeling it in the land of "a thousand and one nights." I would be exploring mysterious souks (bazaars), funny-looking dhows (boats), and cool wadis (deep gorges). The locals would be wearing dishdashas and kufi hats and bowing to Mecca. Cool.
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