On the beach at Al Bustan, there is a strange monument. I think it’s a Bobbariya shrine, but I will welcome clarification. This came to me when I was reading In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh. On page 271, he explains that Bobbariya-bhuta is “deemed by legend to be the spirit of a Muslim mariner and trader who died at sea” and revered by the … Continue reading Bobbariya-shrine in Oman?
They seemed determined to remove an entire mountain right beside our quiet village home. Jack-hammering and screeching monster machines. Please Universe. Make this the last day. So…4 months of daily racket of 5 screeching machines, jackhammering to break down the mountain, non-stop ear-piercing noise. Somebody paid millions to break the peaks, fill the wadi and flatten the huge surface for “one house and a government … Continue reading I hate construction noise – and I hate monied manipulation more!