Post Tagged with: "Oman"

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Imagine you’re just a quiet bloke. You live in the hills, just about as far away from civilization as you can manage. Your electricity trickles in on a single wire that hangs from a concrete pole that is currently being used as a butt-scratching device by the neighbourhood goat. Your […]

March 6, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides, travel

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Weekend breaks just ain’t what they used to be. None of that popping into the hills behind town, buying organic apples at a roadside stall, wine tasting on the way, rolling fields, fragrant gums, roos doing their kamikaze leaps across the highway in front of your speeding car at dusk. […]

February 25, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Oman – Birkat Al Mawz

Oman – Birkat Al Mawz

I read recently that Oman is actively trying to embrace tourism, but it’s not yet that evident all over. The country has built all its five star hotels in one city, most of them far enough out of Muscat so nobody ever actually leaves the resort. There is an outrageous […]

November 7, 2012 ×

Beautiful places and spaces

Mountain of the sun – Jebel Shams

Mountain of the sun – Jebel Shams

Few words today. There’s a Champagne dinner tonight, the International Fine Food Festival today, and a magazine’s coming around to photograph all my Christmas recipes tomorrow. Did I mention my house is a mess? Anyway, here’s a few tempters to get you all excited about the Oman posts I’m about […]

November 2, 2012 ×

Destination Guides

Eid Round-up

Eid Round-up

I may not be Islamic, but I still get their holidays. Being a western expat in a Muslim country, with a husband working for an English firm, and children going to an English curriculum school, we get the best of both worlds – Christian and Muslim holidays. The kids love […]

October 26, 2011 ×

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Over the hills and far away

Over the hills and far away

Muscat. If you say that word in my home town, what comes to mind is an unctuous ambrosia made in the Rutherglen region. Sweet, drippy, fortified wine that is produced in a solera method, a little like a sourdough – the wine goes into barrels and is aged. Half is […]

May 11, 2011 ×