Postcard from Oman; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Returning to the Sultanate of Oman was an especially pleasing experience as first time around there was little opportunity to visit beyond Salalah. It was pleasant to discover a diverse and beautiful country with an authentic culture and friendly people. The capital of Muscat is a mix of the modern and the traditional. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal …

Postcard from Oman, A Mosque with a little Muscle

Oman is one of my favourite destinations, it is such an authentic country with a friendly people, that always seem to make visitors feel welcome. There is plenty of interest in the main city, Muscat. The cool souks offer a relaxed shopping experience without the hassle of other similar city markets.  The Grand Mosque is a beautiful building which is …

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 …

Sultanate of Oman – A Culture of Welcome

Travelling offers so many opportunities and amazing experiences, incredible scenery, exciting festivals, mouth-watering cuisine and interesting culture; museums, galleries or events are just a few examples. The Sultanate of Oman offers all these and more. The most important cogs in the wheel of a special travel experience usually involve its people. It is they that pull all the rest together …

Oman – A fleeting photo tour

Racing around any continent, country or city is not ideal; it rarely provides any genuine travel experience. In this case it really was a race however as part of a treasure hunt organised by Oman Air, which was another experience altogether. Whilst there was little opportunity to really explore during the whistle-stop tour, we still managed to visit some amazing …