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The Jebel Akhdar mountain range reads like a tourist brochure – Oman’s highest mountain, its deepest wadi, its best fort, best cave, oldest ruins. Tourists flock here because it’s a way to see the greatest variety of Oman concentrated in a single region. We’re two more tourists here to check these sites off our list. Yet, it was the moments in between the sites that surprised us most.

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One of my first views of Oman was from the back of a police car. I should have been celebrating – not only had I just entered my fortieth country, but I was ticking one off the top of my bucket list. Instead, I was being driven from immigration to police headquarters, where we would be detained for seventy-two hours, down to the minute.

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Most tourists in Dubai visit the world’s tallest tower, only seven-star hotel, and glittering malls (complete with ski hills and aquariums!). Instead, I have been doing yoga, getting bikini waxes, interviewing for jobs, and talking to more people in a few short weeks than I have in my entire almost-three years of camper van living! Is it strange that I kind of like Dubai?

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