Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Last April I traveled to Shinas, Oman with a group of colleagues from my college to attend  a workshop on motivation.  The day involved a lot of waiting. First of all, we had to wait for one of our colleagues before even  heading to Shinas. This meant we were off to a late start. No need to worry – things do not always start on time in this part of the world. Although we arrived  late and registered late we had to wait about 15 minutes for the keynote speaker to give the opening remarks.

After a long day of workshops we headed home. Well, of course this involved some more waiting as a couple of my colleagues were not at the meeting point.  We waited again. Then someone wanted to stop in Sohar for some quick shopping – 20 minute shopping break meant more waiting.

On the way home the waiting really began. We encountered a wadi on the way home to Ibri. We waited for hours for the road to reopen.  Below are some photos that mean waiting for me.

Road closed because of a wadi! We must wait!

A man taking photos while waiting to continue his journey.

Locals enjoying the wadi or maybe waiting.

Lots of people waiting for the wadi to empty.

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16 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

  1. A beautiful contribution to this week’s challenge 🙂 lovely pics!

  2. Looks like there were a lot of waiting and the last one, waiting for the road to reopen must have been very tiring… thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Congrats for those pictures!!!
    I hope that after those long minutes, hours of waiting, you still had a great time there 🙂

  4. you really nailed the waiting… great story and photos.

  5. That was some experience! I clicked on your link to see what wadi means. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my site too. Have a good day!

  6. nice photo

  7. thanks for sharing this unique post

  8. What a fascinating part of the world – hope it was all worth the wait, certainly a wonderful experience!

  9. Very great experience about wadi attack there during that time
    I`m glad the troops come home safety nice post 🙂

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