On the second day of Christmas in Oman, what better thing to do than start organising your gifts for those back home. Gold is always special and here is something very different
Gold & Silver Bracelets Mutrah. Silver was the traditional Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Two”
For all the fans of Tom Jones – he will be in Muscat Oman – September 2013.
And here is Tom in Continue reading “Tom Jones arrives in Muscat after saving the world from Martians”
I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.
All the pages have Continue reading “Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule”
With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
where the Continue reading “Eagles in Oman in Salalah”
We made our first stop of the morning in Doha at the Souq Waqif,
and with splendid Arabian Horses walking through the streets it Continue reading “Museum of Islamic Arts Doha”
The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .
I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”
It was very interesting to visit the Falcon Hospital
on the desert Continue reading “The Falcon Hospital Abu Dhabi and tea at The Emirates Palace”
Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the Glimmerglass production of The Music Man.
It was a pleasure Continue reading “The Music Man performers see Oman”
Oman still has a few traditional pit loom weavers and I enjoyed a visit to one.
Using a Continue reading “Weaving in Oman a traditional craft”
While in Salalah we came across several Bee Hives in the Mountains.
The bees must have been collecting from Pink Flowers as they had Pink Pollen Sacs.
We took a few days to visit Salalah to escape Muscat’s still sizzling 40c+ temperature for some صلالة تائيم (Salalah Time)
where the sizzle turned into drizzle and Continue reading “Salalah Time in Oman”
Shawarma Sandwichs in Oman are a staple snack. Made from lamb or, as here, chicken grilled on a vast rotating stand they are ready to go in less than a minute.
It was in 1986 that I first ventured into Bandar Jissah (often called Qantab Beach) in Muscat, along the dirt track which wound down the wadi towards I knew not, but the grand scenery was draw enough.
I found the beach, in an amphitheatre of mountains cascading into the sea, and from it I have swum since then.
Yesterday was probably the last time Continue reading “Bandar Jissah closes in Muscat Oman”
It was good to meet up with Kim Tan, Director of Business Development at the Shangri-la, after his recent business trip to Moscow.
Apart from Continue reading “Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa”