Lonely Planet has a soft spot for Oman. Its former owner memorably mentioned that he had his best Indian food for a year in one of Oman’s small Indian run restaurants (though we are not so convinced by his choice).
Muttrah in Muscat Oman
So its also nice to find that Muscat is second in the Lonely Planets top destinations for 2012; and who are we to disagree on this point! trailing not surprisingly the Olympic City of London.
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Tagged BBC, Lonely Planet مسقط, Muscat, Muscat Holidays, Muscat Tours, OMAN
Late 2009 we organized a Camel week in Oman for a TV program – culminating in their participating in a Couple of Camel Races .
Well – here is part of the resulting TV program – the really chaotic pursuit of the racing Camels by their trainers in cars.
You can also read about a visit we made to camel races in Oman a few years ago
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Tagged BBC, Camel racing, Camel racing oman, Colin and Graham's Excellent Adventures, Colin Carroll, Graham Little, OMAN, Ronan McCloskey, Tern TV
Oman newspaper – gives coverage to Colin and Graham’s involvement in a race (bottom left
Making the Oman national newspaper – Colin Carroll & Graham Little created a stir as they did a unique double – a regional Camel Race and a local Camel Race in Oman.
Thrills and Spills in Camel Racing
On two consecutive days they joined in the quintessentially Omani pastime of Camel Racing – not as spectators as I often do – but as participants for their program ‘Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures’
Thrills and spills was the order of the day – but as we are sworn to secrecy you will have to watch the program on RTE and BBC – to see how they survived the gruelling desert events.
The Camel Team in Oman for the TV program
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Tagged BBC, Camel Race, Colin and Graham's Excellent Adventures, Colin Carroll, Film Fixing, Graham Little, Mahoot, OMAN, Oman Bidiya, RTE, الهجن في عمان, سباق الهجن في سلطنة عمان
As the Monsoon Season draws to a close in Salalah it will soon be time to start the Frankincense Harvest.
Camels and Tent
A crew for the BBC filmed in Oman a piece about the Frankincense Trail in June last year. From Oman they went to The Hadramout and beyond, mixing fable, modernity and a bit of history as seen through Kate Humble’s eyes.
in the desert
Apart from the fact that Frankincense is a living legend – the thing I really like about the tree is the culture that surrounds it.
Droplets of Frankincense resin
The smoke from the small pebble size pieces is used in Oman as a welcome to guests and the fragrance will scent clothes for a long time .
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Tagged BBC, Frankincense, Frankincense Trail, Hadramout, Kate Humble, OMAN, Salalah, Yemen
A crawl up the slopes of Jebel Misht and then a very tired stumble back into the car - sunset in the Rub Al Khali and a puncture on the way out – the link Continue reading
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Tagged Bat, BBC, Coast, Desert, Discover, Explore, Gulf of Oman, History, Mountain, OMAN, Quriyat, Rub Al Khali, Simon Reeve, Tony Walsh, Tropic of Cancer, وادي بني عوف, Wadi bani Auf