The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

One of the must-see locations on my visit to Oman was the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. A truly stunning example of Islamic architecture surrounded by beautiful gardens. Without doubt one of the most amazing pieces inside this beautiful building is the 2nd largest chandelier in the world hanging from the dome in the main prayer […]

Oman – Day 1 and 2

As the plane flies over Oman, I am gazing down at the amazing landscape of this country. Rugged rust coloured mountains to the east that descend off into a desert that stretches for hundreds and hundreds of miles to the west. As we approach Muscat the area is peppered with thousands of white flat-roofed buildings, […]

Wandering around kathmandu

The Thamel district of Kathmandu is where many travellers head for. It’s full of tourist shops that sell everything from Nepalese sining bowls to fake climbing equipment (not that you would ever want fake climbing equipment!). Wander around this area for an hour or so and you quickly realise it is time to escape., and […]

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arriving in Kathmandu is an assault on all your senses, in a wondrous, glorious chaos. It’s as if you have been dropped into a maelstrom of activity that is travelling in all directions. The sounds, colours, smells attacking you from every direction. I love it here. To say the least, the taxi journey from the […]