Out with the Krew many weekends, there is nothing like life on the ocean in Muscat. For three quarters of the year the temperatures in Muscat get to well into the 30’s, often the 40’s and for the summer time the only chance to get outside is to be on the ocean, everywhere else is just... Continue Reading →
Hamid tells me the recipe for this bread made daily over an open fire is flour, salt and water. Roll it out thin, put it onto the fire for 30 seconds or so each side, take it off and pat it to expel the air. Easy right? I swear the man had silicone hands!
Hamid is a Bedouin. His family have lived in the desert for generations. He is one of three sons and two daughters. His family live in the local village, breed camels and run a desert camp where people can experience some of what life is like. Hamid welcomed us to Nomadic Desert Camp and after we... Continue Reading →
Ana has lived in Muscat for several years and took us into the desert for 24 hours. First stop Wadi Bani Khalid. Drive over the mountains that frame Muscat one side (the sea is on the other) and into a valley of desert, mountains, villages and trails. What does wadi mean? Wadi is an Arabic... Continue Reading →
You can get pretty much anything here - some stores even stock pork in sections for non-muslims (the local version of turkey 'bacon' does not appeal I must admit). There are also a lot of western clothing shops - Next, Monsoon, Matalan etc, along with the usual assortment of techie, chemists and jewelry shops etc. What... Continue Reading →
First impressions of Muscat, Oman We are week 2 of living in the suburb of Bausher in Muscat, Oman. Still missing a dining table etc our apartment has a 'nearly moved in' look. The view makes up for it. Curious about the new place we find ourselves in we did some research: Oman has... Continue Reading →
Understated, tucked into the ground of the Centre of Medical Rehabilitation in Vientiane, Laos, the COPE visitor centre tells incredible stories of survival and challenges today. More than two million tonnes of bombs – “one tonne for every Lao citizen” fell on Laos between 1964 and 1973. Laos is most heavily bombed country on Earth,... Continue Reading →
The Vientianale International Film Festival celebrates the art of film and the diversity of Lao culture in the country’s capital, Vientiane. The annual festival showcases an exciting program of international feature and short films, emerging as an important platform for local filmmakers to screen their works. The Mini Vientianale International Short Film Festival returns to... Continue Reading →