Life on the Ocean

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 →

Local Shopping in Muscat

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 →

Oh man! Oman

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 →

The COPE centre

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 →

Vientianale International Film Festival

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 →

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