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”
With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the Glimmerglass production of The Music Man.
It was a pleasure Continue reading “The Music Man performers see Oman”
I was intending to see the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Wadi Shab today, and was given an extra push when Stacey of the promotions team gave me a nice VIP pass – was it for World Tourism Day – 27th September??.
The Red Bull Dive platform is set 25 + meters up Continue reading “Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump”
We took a few days to visit Salalah to escape Muscat’s still sizzling 40c+ temperature for some صلالة تائيم (Salalah Time)
where the sizzle turned into drizzle and Continue reading “Salalah Time in Oman”
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”
Spread over a 420 hectare site the Oman Botanic Garden is under development with an opening still a few years away.
I paid a visit to learn about this ambitious project Continue reading “Plants of Oman being conserved”
One of the oldest descriptions of Oman’s coast is from the ‘Periplus of the Erithian Sea’ written by a Greek sailor, which describes the southern coast, improbably for an Arabian land, as being “wrapped in thick clouds and fog”.
So it was today, Continue reading “Transit of Venus from Muscat on a cloudy morning”
It will be sad to no longer see the Brilliance of the Seas
on her regular visit into Muscat. So we look forward to next seasons visits by the Serenade of the Seas, a sister ship.
It was great to have a walk through an Omani Wadi especially as the weather is still to reach over 40c.
Passing us, Continue reading “Trucks and Chicks”
Dust Storms in Oman occasionally come from the north,
Lodewickj Klass and Vandenbergh Stijn lead on day 4 of the Tour of Oman
After a great overnight in the Wihibah Sands we travelled north towards Nizwa. Our first stop was to see how local women are continuing the traditional craft of Camel Bone Carving.
As this was a Wednesday Continue reading “Oman’s Mountains and Forts”
With all the rain since the start of the month
there is plenty Continue reading “Waterfilled Wadis of Oman”