After arriving on something of a whim, Duncan Forgan has spent the past nine years living and working in Southeast Asia. In a previous life he was a features writer for the national newspapers in his native Scotland and an editor of travel guides in the Middle East. He is now based in Bangkok and when he’s not comparing venues for soft shell crab, he writes and broadcasts extensively on Asian travel, culture and cuisine for publications including TIME, Esquire and The Guardian.
The mountain pass between Al Hamra and Wadi Bani Awf is one of Oman’s most spectacular roads, but it’s not for the fainthearted. Duncan Forgan dusts down his shaky driving skills to give off-roading a spin.