I wonder what this man would have said to me had I spoken arabic. I had been in the middle east for nearly two weeks when we decided to travel from Dubai to Muscat, the capital of Oman. Most of the people I interacted up to then could not speak English. But as I wandered around the souq I felt drawn to this shop and this man. Even now I feel like he's reaching out to me and speaking to me with his eyes.
No matter where I travel I'm fascinated by the local markets. I believe it's the best place to see the culture of the place I'm visiting. If you get a real good market you get to eat the local food and really interact with the locals. When I head to India I'll definitely be visiting the markets. Can't wait. hurray.