arabian peninsula

In October 2012 I spent two weeks in the Sultanate of Oman. The country is located on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. It's diverse geography includes rugged coasts, placid beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oasis and deserts. Hiking is by far the best way to enjoy Oman's spectacular mountain-landscape. I visited Oman a second time in November 2021 to explore the Omani part of the Rub al Khali desert on foot.

Dhow Wharf Sur Oman

Dhow wharf, Sur, Oman

Pools Wadi Tiwi Oman

The emerald pools of Wadi Tiwi, Oman

Woman Al Hamra Oman

Omani crew, Rub al Khali desert, Dhofar region, Oman


tour info

The tour in October 2012 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany and led by the Austrian tour guide Herwig Kaschka. The desert hiking tour in 2021 was organised by Puretreks, Germany and led by Jerome Blösser, who is the travel company's founder.


Exploring on foot beautiful Wadi Tiwi with its string of thick plantations and emerald pools, perfect for swimming