Sunset on the Corniche

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Muscat is a series of bays along the coast of the Arabian Sea. One of these bays is Muttrah, home to a large souk, the fish market and a big harbour. When we were there, the harbour was dominated by …

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Oman’s Grand Canyon

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Lunchtime.2000mTemperature: 28 Celsius Hot? I’ll say. Words and Pictures © Louise Heal 2008

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Nizwa Fort

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Words and Pictures © Louise Heal 2008

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A Grand Day Out

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Lest you think that we spent our days lurking around the hotel pool (OK, we did), drinking cups of coffee (guilty), walking on the beach (Yep) and reading (Uh-huh), here’s the proof that we did venture out into Oman. We …

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Who needs a reason why?

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So we decided on a week in Oman, for no better reasons than: (a) It’s hot and sunnyand(b) When I passed through Muscat airport in 2006 en route to Kerala, I thought that the people all seemed jolly niceand(c) Wilfred …

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