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.
nice new buses to attract passengers.
The bright red Mwasalat buses are on the roads and this weekend it was good to take a free ride (free until end of November).
To allow old and disabled people easy Continue reading “Journey by Bus in Muscat”
Driving through the Wahiba Sands in the afternoon I passed this group
We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.
Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours) who Steppes purchased Continue reading “Tour in Oman over Christmas”
Have a look at this screen grab from the BBC of the weather
to come in Muscat and northern Oman. The rain Muscat and northern Oman has been having will probably peak on Monday 29th April.
Thunder and lightning worked its way around Muscat
Philippa Treadwell who lived in Oman from 1975-79, died in England on Friday 19thApril 2013 after a very short hospital stay.
Philippa was born in Istanbul Continue reading “Philippa Treadwell has died on Friday 19th April 2013”
With the thermometer hitting 45c in Ruwi and not much lower in Bowsher it was time for the Red Bull soapbox race.
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.
Victor the buggy is a hand made gem, with a Continue reading “Victor the buggy in Muscat from Salalah”
Chris Fisher of Radio Merge talks with Tony Walsh in his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.
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’”
One of my favourite photos is this of Arab Horses in Oman 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)”
Driving around Hamriyah Roundabout in Ruwi it seems a large pack, of large dogs, has taken over the place.
They certainly Continue reading “The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night”
On the last day of the Tour of Oman Bike Race I went to Mutrah’s Corniche and saw Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE