A visit to Isfahan in Iran

With some spare time I made a quick visit to Isfahan in Iran .

Isfahans - Jameh Mosque - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque - Shah Mosque
Visit to Isfahan in Iran – Jameh Mosque – Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque – Shah Mosque

Landing in Shahid Beheshti International Airport at Isfahan it was obvious Continue reading “A visit to Isfahan in Iran”

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’”

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”

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”

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  Radio Merge talks with Tony Walsh in 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 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bat, Al Ayn and Al Kutm; Bahla; 5 Aflaj Systems and the Land of Frankincense.

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.

Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule

I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.

Front Cover Book Walking Through History
Front Cover Book Walking Through History

All the pages have Continue reading “Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule”