Wednesday, May 30: Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? created a challenge this week on street markets.  She writes: There is something about a street market that makes everything look, smell and taste just a little bit better.

Here are some street market scenes from Oman.  I find these markets different from colorful markets in other parts of the world; the earth-toned offerings here are evocative of the desert.

into the street market at Nizwa souq

chests for sale at the market

jewel-colored lanterns…

interesting vegetables in Oman

pottery from the souq

incense burners at the souq