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 …

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 …

Postcard from Misfat al Abreyeen, Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country transforming itself into a modern state, along with the ancient souks and hill forts there are luxurious hotels, prestigious palaces, a Grand Mosque and equally grand Opera House. The Sultanate however still proudly embraces its traditions, preserving both its culture and heritage with resolute determination. Even in and around modern cities such …

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 …

Postcard from Muscat Festival

Celebrating Omani culture, Muscat Festival is held annually for around six weeks. It is a great glimpse of the Omani way of life, with people, traditions, displays, food, singing, musicians and ceremonies. This will be a short postcard as there is so much to say about the festival it deserves a post of its own, which will follow shortly. More …