Hels on Wheels cycled for 79km to explore Ibri


Hels on Wheels, a popular travel vlogger and hobo cyclist, is on her tour to the Middle East; recently, she visited various small towns in Oman.

As per her recent Facebook update, Hels on Wheels recently, for her 265th day of cycling journey, cycled for 79km (68229 km) and visited Irbri, a small town in Oman. While sharing her cycling experience, she wrote:-


After a breakfast of dates and Omani coffee (I’ve come around to it! so long as it’s with saffron), I was on my way towards the border. The big day I planned was paused almost before it began when I rode pretty by accident into a cattle market!

PC: Hels on Wheels Facebook

At last! Camels, goats and sheep were noisily and energetically traded; the camels from a post outside the enclosure and the sheep and goats paraded around the shed as if at Crufts.

Until now, it’s sometimes felt like Omani men do little more than stand in elegantly inexpensive sunglasses and regal, white dishdashas while south Asians do all the dirty labouring around them, but here their crisp white gowns were splattered in manure as the men dragged and coerced animals about, shouting, haggling and gesticulating. As money changed hard-working hands, my opinion of Omani men shifted a little too.

I had to drag myself away from the fun unrest genuinely; this was not getting me any closer to the border. My wheel clanked as I sailed along in the tailwind, but around lunchtime, the wind changed, and my speed slowed.

At a Bangladeshi restaurant, I found lunch and glacial wifi; the afternoon vanished into catching up on admin as my video uploaded percentage by painful percentage.

Any hopes of moving further towards the border dissolved; the road has no useable shoulder here, making it dangerous to ride at night. But a couple of Bangladeshi lads kindly gave me the use of an empty portacabin, allowing me another night off from pitching the tent.



Share post:



More like this

Indian movie ‘Kantara’ Discusses Environmental Issues and Wins Praise at UNHCR Meeting

The Kannada blockbuster movie "Kantara" was screened in Pathe Balexert theatre in Geneva on March 17. The screening received praise from an audience of 220 people, including UN representatives and Heads of International Organizations.

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch falls in love for 5th time at the age of 92

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch - a media tycoon, is all set to tie the know for the fifth time at the age of 92 with Ann Lesley Smith, he announced on Monday during an interview. Murdoch is an Australian-born American billionaire businessman, media tycoon, and investor.

Derby named as location for Great British Railways HQ, MP Amanda Solloway expresses pleasure

United Kingdom: The British government has announced Derby as the location for the Great British Railways headquarters. This accomplishment is regarded as another massive boost for the local economy and will create long-term employment for several individuals. 

Jammu and Kashmir’s Dewar famous for strong unity among Hindu, Muslim & Sikh

Jammu and Kashmir: A small village, 'Dewar' located in the Tral area of South Kashmir, is popular for strong unity among Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities.