"The village at the end of the world"............my son brought his rock-hard Jeep across the desert from Dubai.......it's a lovely multi-lane highway built to the best standards.
However, this fishing village is accessible only by a rough-riding Jeep or by sea. But they have electricity and school and the road is maintained, if rough. They are by no means cut off, and a fishing skiff could quickly reach Muscat.
Omanis are friendly, outgoing seafarers and by tradition like contact with foreigners (provided you respect their pride as Omanis). They graciously invited us to sip Omani coffee and eat dates - delicious sweet and sour/dates and coffee. Over coffee we discussed international football, the cost of cars and the price of buying a wife. There was a long contemplative silence after Christopher reckoned £500,000 as being the cost of a wife in England..........which then exploded into a loud burst of exceptionally raucous laughter and back slapping. After the usual photo-call we were graciously lead back to the Jeep and waved on our way. Riding away in the Jeep we were thinking.........Hmmm, just like men all over the world!!!