On this Christmas day, Magellan and I are treating ourselves to the gift of frankincense. It’s burning in the ceramic mukkabbah we bought in Oman, releasing a primal smoke, an aromatic fragrance more powerful than that released by our Christmas tree. Until two Christmases ago, we didn’t know much about frankincense. Gift of a wise […]
After a 63-day-round-the-world trip to Oman, Bhutan and New Zealand, the question most everyone asks us is, “What did you like best?” While it feels unfaithful to choose just one when each of these unique countries surpassed our (high) expectations, here’s the long answer to why Oman’s Empty Quarter won the lottery.