Serenade of the Seas in Muscat to replace the Brilliance of the Seas

It will be sad to no longer see the Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas saying goodbye to Muscat
Brilliance of the Seas saying goodbye to Muscat

on her regular visit into Muscat. So we look forward to next seasons visits by the Serenade of the Seas, a sister ship.

Gershwin and Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House

We enjoyed an evening of Gershwin and Felix Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House,

Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala
Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala

while Thunder & Lightning played outside around Muscat.
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World Heritage in Oman on World Heritage Day

18 April is World Heritage Day? In the far south of Oman are the sites under the UNESCO citation Land of Frankincense.

Frankincense Wadi Dawkah
Frankincense Wadi Dawkah18

The Frankincense Tree itself can be found in places scattered throughout the Dhofar Mountains, including here at Wadi Dawkah.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek in Oman at the Royal Opera House

After the night with Anouar Brahem & Randy Weston we went in for more eastern ‘fusion’ with an evening of music at the Royal Opera in Muscat

Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Omar Faruk Tekbilek

by Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Continue reading “Omar Faruk Tekbilek in Oman at the Royal Opera House”