Oh man Oman!
Holy smoke is the smell of Oman; sweet, spicy frankincense. The arid desert is punctuated by swathes of white buildings decorated with blue tiles. Date palms, thorny bushes and goats provide splashes of colour between the chambray blue sky and the denim blue sea. The light is blinding. Men wear full length white dish dashas and scarves or round, brimless, embroidered hats on their dark- haired heads. Women are nowhere to be seen.