Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’

Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide.

This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”

Tour of Oman 2018 dates

The organisers of the Tour of Oman 2018 cycle race have announced the dates for 2018, and with only 6 weeks to the start – planning for your visit to Oman to see it needs to start immediately.

Tour of Oman 2018 dates are announced
Tour of Oman 2014

The lead up has been full of events, the most dramatic being the resignation of the legendary Eddy Merckx from the organisers Amaury Sport Organisation.

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Including local experiences in the Bradt Guide to Oman

Writing the revision for the Bradt Guide to Oman – Experiences that could and could not be included, turned out to be a difficult area to deal with.  I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my viewpoint of Oman’s tourism.

Bait Al Zubair Museum
Bait Al Zubair Museum

Previously, for my tour company organising a visit into a museum in Oman for tourists would be pre-planned in a basic tour, a special visit to Honey Bee keeper Continue reading “Including local experiences in the Bradt Guide to Oman”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May

May can often be Oman’s hottest month and temperatures over 40c are frequent. This means that Oman’s Top 5 things in May activities need to be selected to take the heat into account.

Ice Skating Oman Oman’s Top 5 things in May
Ice Skating Oman

Though spending time in one of Oman’s almost innumerable Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May”

Wandering through London

North of London’s centre for Lawyers is Lincoln’s Inn Fields one of London’s great public squares.

Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum

It’s where one of London’s oldest and nicest Museums, Sir John Soane’s Museum, is located. Despite the good weather I had a Continue reading “Wandering through London”

Oman’s cultural tourism

Writing the revision for the Bradt Guide to Oman I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my view point of Oman’s tourism.

Learning about Beekeeping
Learning about Beekeeping

Previously, while working in Oman’s tourism, organising a visit Continue reading “Oman’s cultural tourism”

The Bradt Guide to Oman – Maps

Bradt Guide to Oman – Maps are a critical part of the this Oman Travel Guide. There are several for each chapter in the guide and all are new for this edition ranging from a country map, though the regional maps, down to a map or insert that might cover part of a town.

Salalah Map under work for The Bradt Guide to Oman - Maps
Salalah Map under work

I stitched together the base of each in Photoshop Continue reading “The Bradt Guide to Oman – Maps”

Summer time – rewrite of the Bradt Guide to Oman!

Warm sunny days and a hot keyboard! My rewrite of the Bradt Guide to Oman is very intense; it’s not the information so much as writing it in a way that is unambiguous.

Rewrite of the Bradt Guide to Oman
Bradt Guide to Oman under Edit

One of the things Ive had to do is use Microsoft’s Word ‘review’ button. Continue reading “Summer time – rewrite of the Bradt Guide to Oman!”

My next few months – rewriting the Bradt Guide to Oman

Well! I’m excited to be authoring the Bradt Guide to Oman 4th edition.

Excited to be updating the Bradt Guide to Oman 4th edition
Excited to be updating the Bradt Guide to Oman

The original Continue reading “My next few months – rewriting the Bradt Guide to Oman”