Category: Oman

The sun is close to the horizon as the plane descends on Muscat. It is clearly visible how barren hills intersect Oman’s capital city into various areas. Unfortunately, no bus connects the airport to the city centre but some of the people I ask offer to take me to a place with public transport. They turn out to be doctors from Syria who fled the conflict in their country to work in Oman. They are full of praise for Germany and grateful that we accepted so many Syrian refugees. They offer to give me the taxi fare to Mutrah, the district of Muscat where my hotel is, but I refuse. […]

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