Qalhat in Oman is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

Qalhat in Oman, 22kms north-west of the port town of Sur is Oman’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site, following from the announcement of Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia.

Water Cistern – Qalhat in Oman - UNESCO
Water Cistern – Qalhat UNESCO – Oman

Qalhat is an Continue reading “Qalhat in Oman is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites”

Tour in Oman over Christmas

We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.

Al Hamra Oman Tour in Oman over Christmas
Al Hamra Oman

Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours)  who Steppes purchased Continue reading “Tour in Oman over Christmas”

Oman’s Weather Forecast 29 April looks intense

Have a look at this screen grab from the BBC of the weather

Weather Forecast Monday 29 April
Weather Forecast Monday 29 April

to come in Muscat and northern Oman. The rain Muscat and northern Oman has been having will probably peak on Monday 29th April.

Victor the buggy in Muscat from Salalah

Tucked away under the shade of my breakfast source, Lulu in Darsait, I saw this well travelled car. Well travelled not just from Salalah, where I photoed it last week, to Muscat – but after 6 years on the road it has the most kilometres of any non production car.

Elayne in Victor the Travel Bug in Salalah
Elayne in Victor the Travel Bug in Salalah

Victor the buggy is a hand made gem, with a Continue reading “Victor the buggy in Muscat from Salalah”

Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of  Radio Merge talks with Tony Walsh in his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.

Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM
Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM

How he manages to juggle all the controls at his desk and Continue reading “Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’”

Arab Horses in Oman looking splendid before an event.

One of my favourite images are of Oman’s Arab Horses decked out in traditional silver.  Marco Polo wrote about them in his book ‘The Travels’ –  “and the merchants take a great number of Arab horses to that market (of India from Al Balid)”

Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’
Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’

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Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night

Driving around Hamriyah Roundabout in Ruwi it seems a large pack, of large dogs, has taken over the place.

Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout
Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout

They certainly Continue reading “The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night”

Bradley Wiggins on Oman’s Muttrah Corniche preparing for the summer ahead.

On the last day of the Tour of Oman Bike Race I went to Muttrah’s Corniche and saw Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE

Bradley Wiggens in Oman
Bradley Wiggens in Oman

– flash past Continue reading “Bradley Wiggins on Oman’s Muttrah Corniche preparing for the summer ahead.”