My Emirati bathing suit. Compared to the others, I was basically naked here!
However, the drive outside of Muscat is even more spectacular with Wadis (dry riverbeds that fill during periods of rainfall) along the way. I was on a mission to find Wadi Shab as I had read about it prior to leaving the US. It didn't disappoint--it was filled with caves to explore and cliffs to jump from.
The local boys are the only ones jumping though and as I watched from the other side I knew I could do it. I was clapping and yelling for them when they started serenading me with Gangnam Style, "Hey, Sexy Lady."
They thought I was joking when I asked if I could jump. Until they watched me swim across the wadi, climb the cliff, and stand at the edge with them.
All I needed was a prompt from one of the kids, "No girl jump."
When I emerged from under the water, the cheers and yells filled the valley.