Kumzar

The Omani village of Kumzar as seen from a dhow. The only way to access the village is by boat, or on the back of a sea monster.
The Omani village of Kumzar as seen from a dhow. The only way to access the village is by boat, or on the back of a sea monster.
Fishing nets piled up near the harbour. For the Kumzaris fishing is a way of life.
Fishing nets piled up near the harbour. For the Kumzaris fishing is a way of life.
Goats have always abounded in Kumzar. The Mafia and their relationship with English spellings seem to be relatively new.
Goats have always abounded in Kumzar. But the Mafia and their relationship with English spellings seem to be relatively new.
portrait of a kumzari family
Portrait of a Kumzari family
The day is done. Schoolkids drift back to their homes.
Class dismissed. Schoolkids drift back to their homes.
The lady with the camera is under siege. Kumzari kids voluntarily posing for a million shots.
The lady with the camera is under siege. Kumzari kids voluntarily pose for a million shots.
facade of a kumzari house/ goats are ubiquitous in kumzar
Facade of a kumzari house/ Ubiquitous goats
the old decommissioned well
The old decommissioned well
construction workers from Pakistan catch an afternoon break
Local and Pakistani construction workers catch an afternoon break.

Read about this unique Omani village here.

Back to top

9 Comments

Add yours →

  1. Love your stuff! Will be sure to connect with you on Facebook too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. First off I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question that I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know
    how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.

    I’ve had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or tips? Kudos!

    Like

    • Thank you! Part of the reason for starting this blog was to get myself to write regularly on subjects I enjoy. (Other than that, have you tried drinking a concoction made of seaweed obtained from mermen at midnight, three strands of yeti fur and the chupacabra’s spittle? That ought to get us going awhile.)

      Like

  3. Beautiful photos. I too have always wanted to go to Kumzar. Your last photo of the locals and construction workers speaks volumes. I love it! A big fan 🙂

    Like

  4. Wonderful photos. Can I ask how you got to Kumzar? Also, did you have someone to guide you? I have been itching to go for the past few years. Thanks!

    Like

  5. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

    Like

  6. Love your blog! Keep it up!

    Like

share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: