There are big changes ahead. Carsten and I are finally escaping the urban jungle of NYC and moving to – of all places – Oman! Carsten has been hired as a scuba instructor/ canyoning tour guide and I am in for the adventure of it all. I don’t really know what to expect and would love to hear about your experiences and advice about living in the Middle East.
Moving to the desert was the farthest thing from my mind when we started researching scuba destinations, but I am very excited about experiencing a different sort of beauty. This move has made me think fondly of the best trip I’ve ever taken: Visiting Morocco with five friends in the winter of 2005. There is something about traveling abroad with a group that, when it works, is the most fun you’ll ever have. These are some of the photos I managed to scrounge up from the trip.
In the middle of our whirlwind tour of Tangier, Marrakech, and Fez in 5 days, the six of us managed to pile into an old Mercedes Benz taxicab for a 9 hour ride to the edge of the Sahara. The only guests at the hotel, we were treated to a midnight feast of couscous with chicken tagine and let outside to meet our very own camels. Trekking across the desert by moonlight under the star-filled sky of the Sahara was one of the best moments of my life. We spent the night in canvas tents, sipping mint tea and watching our Berber guides play the conga drums, and awoke to watch the sunrise over the dunes.