Jun 19 2006

United Arabic Emirates & Oman

United Arabic EmiratesI spent three weeks visiting the United Arabic Emirates and Oman with a good friend from 20 May to 10 June 2006 arriving in Dubai and travelling to Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm al-Qaiwan and Abu Dhabi. The second half of our trip took us to the hottest capital of the world: Muscat, Oman. Here is the travel report from day to day, with links to the photos. And the full gallery is here.


May 19 2006

Egypt

EgyptHere a some photos of my 2 weeks vacation to Egypt with a good friend of mine. While having a great time, we also experienced some of the bad aspects of Egypt. We were walking at the back of the Egyptian museum, just 50 meters away from the bridge where a suicide bomber decided to blow himself up. We heard a small explosion and saw a big pile of smoke and thought a gas tank or something was exploded. The authorities stayed very calm when it happened and started to increase security and errected road blocks around the scene, to avoid panic under tourists. And if that was not enough missery, we saw a tremendous fire close to the famous al-Khalili tourist bazaars, burning down 120 shops. Witnessed a car accident, where a man crossed the road and got hit by a car, flying some meters through the air.We agreed that was enough sensation for one vacation and were glad to be back in The Netherlands again :)