Wealth is not acquired by being clever but by having good fortune.
- Omani Proverbs, A.S.G. Jayakar
MUSCAT – This was especially great: The people. Omanis are some of the most open people I have met. But this wasn't: The souk. It could have been a kiosk on Canal Street in New York City.
MUSCAT, OMAN – The mosque was empty when I walked in, and I was glad to have it to myself. It's pretty massive, pretty breathtaking, and awfully pretty.
KHASAB, Oman – There's a petrol station, an airstrip (no international flights yet), a few restaurants, and a population of 18,000, though we count only four people.