Christmas Day in Oman allows you to join in a church service in one of several church’s throughout the country.
You will find a Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Five”
One of the original Christmas Gifts and primarily from Oman, Frankincense is a ‘must have’ to bring back home after your visit into the country.
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) is both Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Three”
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”
On the First Day of Christmas in Oman
transport is essential Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman”
and hopefully a great New Year 2016
the supermarkets seem to have run out of places to display Christmas Trees
Supermarkets in Oman seem to have high expectations for business over Christmas, despite the slump in the oil price (income from oil is still the driver of Oman’s economy).
As usual Continue reading “Christmas Cakes”
in the Historical Association of Oman’s 2010 Calender
The Historical Association of Oman publishes a Calender each year . Most images are usually of northern Oman, as thats where the Association is based . This year as a bit of balancing I was happy that a couple of my pictures of the Salalah area could be used.
Here is one, a Frankincense Tree, appropriately the month is December, being cut for its Gum, by a friend of mine.
Special Greetings to you – from Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel and me, here in Oman
Here in Oman, rather than Reindeer, Father Christmas needs to use Camels, sand is quite different from snow of course. Since Father Christmas is no longer as young as he once was, his memory is sometimes poor so he naturally gives all his Sleigh pullers the same set of names.
I was lucky to find Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel, just before they set off last year in Oman. The NORAD Santa Tracker will follow his worldwide journey http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html .
I know he would want to wish you a very special Christmas and a great New Year for 2009 – as do I.