Oman & Jordan

Of sand, salt, souks and wadis


Footprint impressions on sand dunes

Travellers may be familiar with the quote about travelling that expresses the sentiment, "Take only photographs. Leave only footprints." That seemed an appropriate title for this travel blog through Oman and Jordan.  There will be sand, salt, souks and wadis and we will travel to ancient times and experience modern times.

The reference to footsteps also reminded me of the beautiful welcome to country spoken by an Aboriginal elder in the Australian Capital Territory. The concluding words of the welcome say, "You are welcome to leave your footprints on our land."

Any traveller will respect that sentiment and realise that we travel to experience new cultures, new lands and meet new people while always being mindful that we are visitors to their homes.