Bait Al Bustan – Creating Home in Oman

  Last night we sat on the balcony in Al Bustan village and listened to the drums and bagpipes, clapping and chanting of the wedding near the beach.  It was enchanting, and it is one of the thousand reasons I chose to make a home here in Oman. It started with a small apartment in the village – half of the second story of a … Continue reading Bait Al Bustan – Creating Home in Oman

In the Zanzibar Chest

Thank you, Aidan Hartley, for The Zanzibar Chest.  A brilliant book to read and reread.  Such compelling writing, so many important messages.  I lingered over the many sections about Yemen because I live next door in Oman.  Africa, not so much.  But I could not put the book down. I’ve just finished reading this “memoir of love and war” – tales from the lives of … Continue reading In the Zanzibar Chest