Desert children of Bidiyyah
Taking photos of children in Oman was not as easy as some places. The children are often shy and run away from a camera and if you ask if they want to have their picture taken, they will often say no. Not all the time, though, and here we had some fun with some children around a shop in Badiyah on the outskirts of Wahiba Sand (al Sharkiya). The shop was run by two sisters from Kerala in India and teh children were Indianand Omani and they all loved the camera. The sisters invited us in for coffee and dates (what else?), so it was good that we found a photo shop at the other end of town and were able to make some prints to bring back to these children.