Ras al Jinz prides itself on being the first place in the Middle East to see the sun rise, due to […]
Archive for October 2017
Oman in a day.
A palm thatch Bedu hut keeps out the bugs, but lets a breeze through and we had a comfortable night […]
To the desert
It was absolutely silent in our little gorge last night. The silence was broken first by the call to prayer, […]
Up, up and away.
Oh to have a bed. That whole Great Outdoors thing is all very well but we appreciated mattresses sheets and […]
Back to civilisation
My back was less than thrilled at a night under what passes for canvas these days but we all slept […]
I was briefly aware of a distant muezzin at dawn but slept on for another hour or so, until sunlight […]
Down low, up high.
We turned the light off last night with the sound of the rushing falaj beneath us, though this stopped around […]
Deeper into the mountains
It was a muggy night in our little room with a fan humming and ticking from the ceiling. So we […]
To the Lebanese cafe for breakfast. “No coffee, so sorry”.. OK so back to the juices then and omelette with […]
Does anywhere sound more exotic than “Muscat”? It summons images of camel trains arriving from the Empty Quarter, traders from […]