Jordan and Oman Small Group Tour exploring these two ancient monarchies

It’s always a pleasure to travel leading a small group tour. Zegrahm Expeditions, acclaimed for their exceptional programs, have included a guided Jordan and Oman Small Group Tour in their new tour program, lead by me.

Chedi Muscat Cabana poolside
Chedi Muscat Cabana poolside

The size of this Oman & Jordan escorted tour enables us to organise experiences that may not be available for an individual traveller. However, a small group usually does allow flexibility to Continue readingJordan and Oman Small Group Tour exploring these two ancient monarchies

Oman’s Flora and Fauna

on a Group Tour in Oman

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
Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden

The Botanic garden has the Continue reading “Oman’s Flora and Fauna”

Frankincense in Dhofar

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 Continue reading “Frankincense in Dhofar”

Salalah Sunshine

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’!

Salalah Roads
Salalah Roads

We came across Continue reading “Salalah Sunshine”

Weather in Oman as we have intense rain

Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.

Jabal Akhdar rains
Jabal Akhdar rains

The forecast was for an intense Continue reading “Weather in Oman as we have intense rain”

Cruising to Muscat with the Clipper Odyssey

Cruising to Muscat’s 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 “Cruising to Muscat with the Clipper Odyssey”

Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas

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
John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas

Once on the island I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”

Zegrahm’s ‘Sands of Time’ cruise

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.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Remarkably Zegrahm’s had booked me into the hotel Continue reading “Zegrahm’s ‘Sands of Time’ cruise”

Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November

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 Arabian Gulf Cruise
Island Sky at Sea

This year in November the American Continue reading “Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November”