I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.
It was kind of the printing press where my new book is being worked on to let me see the first page go into the machine as a white page, and a few moments later appear at the other end of the machine in full colour.
Using a Heidelberg press, Continue reading “Printing my new book on Oman for its mid February launch”
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.
Dust Storms in Oman occasionally come from the north,
While waiting for passenger disembarkation I managed to get a few pictures of the arrival of the Cruise Ships in Muscat.
They offer a contrast in size and Continue reading “Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions”
I last met Ross Dowling when he hosted a seminar for Oman’s Tour Guides
– so it was really nice Continue reading “Oman’s Tourism and Geology Combine in GeoTourism”
Making the most of Oman’s coast Ernest Meili took a journey down the 1700kms or so of Oman’s coastline. He talked about his experience, in one of the best talks held by the ESO.
I really look forward to doing the same journey with Nobel Caledonia on their Oman Cruise and hope my talks will be as interesting.
to be joined in Muscat by Seabourn Legend in a couple of years
Joining the Costa and Aida ships, Brilliance of the Seas is now a regular arrival for us in Muscat bringing people for a visit into Oman
As its a new destination for her it will take time for the cruise excursions to be tailored to her passengers needs but I am confident that Muscat will be one of her more popular port calls in the Gulf cruises.
enjoying a warm sunny beach
With all the unsettled weather it was great to have sunny weather and enjoy Christmas in Oman along the coast of Oman.
After seeing Dolphin our destination was reached – a secluded bay to enjoy an Omani Christmas Day Sea Food Barbeque.
to take shore excursions in Oman
Avoiding the rain the Aida arrives into Mina Sultan Qaboos, Muscat.
This is probably the most colourful ship coming into Oman – and on a weekly basis does brighten up the harbour as the visitors spend part of their holidays in Oman.
Some cruise excursions during the type of heavy rain we have been having, needed to be cancelled, but better safe than sorry.
we will sponsor this years batch
I enjoy watching turtles on the Beaches of Oman so much that, last year, decided to ‘adopt’ one. The Turtle chosen ‘Havda’ was tracked as she swam up up to the Straights of Hormuz. Unfortunately the transmitter has stopped its signal – so we will miss her future travels
I chased the sun through Oman along the Tropic of Cancer
On my search for the Tropic of Cancer Oman I almost literally crawled up the slopes of Jebel Misht and then made a very tired stumble back into the car – saw sunset in the Rub Al Khali and had a puncture on the way out.
Its one of the Earths Continue reading “Tropic of Cancer Oman and my magazine article about it “