I took a small group from Zegrahm Expeditions to visit Oman’s Botanic Garden where
Dr Annette Patzelt the site’s Scientific Director kindly explained the work and future of this unique establishment.
Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden
The Botanic garden has the Continue reading “Oman’s Flora and Fauna”
Frankincense is such an evocative word for many religious people, but few have a chance to visit the real Frankincense in Dhofar. Its associated with religious ceremonies worldwide and of course with the gifts brought by the 3 Kings, or
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Having been together in the heart of all the storms before the National Day holidays it was great to fly down for some Salalah Sunshine with a couple of tourists so they could ‘dry themselves out’!
We came across
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Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.
Jabal Akhdar rains
The forecast was for an intense
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The heavy rains as is usual in Oman cleared quickly. We left the mountain heights and travelled through fresher air and water filled Wadis (valleys).
Birkat Al Mawz Oman
We had an exploration of the old village at
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Cruising to Muscat’s Mina Sultan Qaboos is always an experience, the harbour really looks great from the sea.
Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey
Of course though enjoying the views it was also
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Waking early enabled me to enjoy sunrise over Musandam as we entered Khasab on the Clipper Odyssey.
Bukha Fort Musandam
It was a treat to visit
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We made our first stop of the morning Tour in Doha Qatar at Souq Waqif.
Souq Waqif Doha
This, like most
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The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey (now renamed Silver Discoverer) ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .
John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas
Once on the island I joined other
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It was very interesting to visit the Falcon Hospital
on the desert
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I arrived in Dubai to join Zegrahm’s ‘Sands of Time’ cruise and the ‘Clipper Odyssey’ to give lectures on board about this region to the passengers.
Remarkably Zegrahm’s had booked me into the hotel I slept in when first visiting Dubai in 1986, the
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In January last year I was delighted to give lots of talks about Oman as ‘Guest Lecturer’ on an Arabian Gulf Cruise with the Island Sky as it cruised from Salalah to past Abu Dhabi.
Island Sky at Sea
This year in November the American
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