Photography Tips; Experiments in Editing

I wonder how many website publishers take only Jpegs and do minimal post capture editing? It is probably quite a high figure which is surprising as photography and appealing images are of paramount importance. They are the bait to get those scanning the site to actually read it, good images can enhance any blog but great images can grab the …

Postcards from Oman, Festival of Games

The Muscat Festival of Oman Culture provides some insight into the nomadic lives of the original tribes which roamed freely through the country. Pitching tents in the drifting sands of the deserts, keeping camels, goats and horses, practicing skills and cooking in the traditional manner. My favourite displays however were the ones which showed children at play, although they were …

Postcard from Muscat, Spectators at the Festival

Visiting the Muscat Festival a celebration of the culture of Oman  is an interesting if contrived insight into the country and its people. There are numerous displays of traditional crafts, cuisine and products, many of the goods are available to purchase. It is a celebration of the original nomadic lives led by the people of the region. Most are wearing colourful …

Hostel Life – A survival guide

Hostels are the undisputed first choice of most budget travellers, cheap and usually filled with fellow backpacking aficionados there are few that have not experienced their facilities. I am not a big fan of five star hotels; yes, it is quite possible there is something wrong with me! They are usually quite impersonal as well as the obvious disadvantage that …