Daily Archives: November 24, 2008

ADAM?! Where is Adam?!

Yes, sand, sand and more sand. That sums up the whole 1000 km trip from Muscat to Salalah with occasional stops for gas on the way of course.

Adam is 295 km from Muscat. I had first guessed that the town is named after Adam, the first man created by God, but have come to learn that it most likely means “the fertile ground“. One of my students is from Adam and when he asked the other students if they knew what was in Adam, some of them answered, “Yes, dirt and a petrol station!” He seemed disappointed by the answer, ha!ha!