Mapping for the Bradt Guide to Oman

Critical for the Bradt guide book’s contents are maps. There are several for each chapter in the guide and all are new for this edition ranging from perhaps a regional map, down to a map or insert that might cover part of a town.

Salalah Map under work
Salalah Map under work

I stitched together the base of each in Photoshop Continue reading “Mapping for the Bradt Guide to Oman”

Summer time – and a keyboard is my life!

Warm sunny days and a hot keyboard! Writing a Bradt guide book is very intense; its not the information so much as writing it in a way that is unambiguous.

Bradt Guide to Oman under Edit
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 – and a keyboard is my life!”

Y Magazine of Oman does a double page about the book.

Y Magazine’ s Kate Ginn rang me last week regarding the book and after a chat asked for photos. I of course expected a short piece with a photo or two. So it was fantastic to open up Y Magazine this morning and see a double page spread about the book. You can read it here http://www.y-oman.com/2013/03/heritage-hunter/ (thanks Kate)

Y Magazine article about Walking Through History
Y Magazine article about Walking Through History

Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of Merge FM 104.8 invited me into his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.

Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM
Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM

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’”

Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

Special Offer on Oman Book ready to launch on February 14

Do you live in Oman? Would you like a great price on the book ‘Walking through History’? Its all about Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Filled with unique colour images and well researched information – this is the first Coffee Table Book about Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites .

If you want it as a gift or to enjoy yourself – Crème de la Crème magazine have decided to help support the book’s launch.

Walking Through History Book offers
Walking Through History Book offers

Pick up a copy of the new February issue of Crème de la Crème magazine. Then take the magazine into their office of the building on ’ al Elm Street‘ in Al Khuwair ‘(opposite the Platinum Hotel off Dohat al Adab Street ) – and you will get Rial Omani 5/- off a copy of the book – its already in the Al Roya warehouse for the launch on February 14th.

The Clipper Odyssey arrives into Muscat

Cruising into Mina Sultan Qaboos is always an experience, the harbour really looks great from the sea.

Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey
Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey

Of course though enjoying the views it was also Continue reading “The Clipper Odyssey arrives into Muscat”

Sea and Sun in Musandam

Waking early enabled me to enjoy sunrise over Musandam as we entered Khasab on the Clipper Odyssey.

Bukha Fort Musandam
Bukha Fort Musandam

It was a treat to visit Continue reading “Sea and Sun in Musandam”

Museum of Islamic Arts Doha

We made our first stop of the morning in Doha at the Souq Waqif,

Souq al-Waqif Doha
Souq al-Waqif Doha

and with splendid Arabian Horses walking through the streets it Continue reading “Museum of Islamic Arts Doha”

Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas

The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .

John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas
John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas

I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”