More Joy of Souks; Nizwa, Oman

Souks (souqs) are vibrant, colourful spectacles, filled with wondrous aromas, chaos, and excitement when bartering for new treasure. These are just some of the joys of souks. From Nizwa, Oman to Essaouira, Morocco they provide an opportunity to experience a taste of the culture of the destination. They assail the senses, walled labyrinths of sound, with a palette of dazzling hues, …

Postcard from a Marrakech street scene

Oranges are easy to find in Marrakech, in fact anywhere in Morocco. They grow in trees at the side of the streets, in train stations, parks and just about anywhere you look. The main square of Djemaa el Fna is flanked by stallholders selling freshly squeezed orange juice at an unbelievably cheap price. I always wondered where they collected their …

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 …