I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of the book.
Front Cover Book Walking Through History
All the pages have been printed and the printers did a hand made hard cover so that it could be approved. The inside pages look really nice, so Im looking forward to getting a finished version.
A Mega Dune of the southern Rub Al Khali from the book Walking Through History
I think there will be an introductory offer for it – check back for this.
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It was kind of the printing press where my new book is being worked on to let me see the first page go into the machine as a white page, and a few moments later appear at the other end of the machine in full colour.
The first page of the book being printed
Using a Heidelberg press the inks are printed on – and then when all are finished (some 48 hours later) it will go onto the next process of coating the pages to ensure that the inks are fixed in place.
Checking the flow of paper of the book
Then the hard cover and binding will be done and hopefully all will be ready for its launch in mid February.
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With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah, where the weather was warmer compared to relatively chilly northern Oman (if 20c can be called chilly). Continue reading
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Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the Glimmerglass production of The Music Man. It was a pleasure to take groups of the performers to see some of Oman’s attractions.
Glimmerglass Festival performers in rural Oman
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I was intending to see the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Wadi Shab today, and was given an extra push when Stacey of the promotions team gave me a nice VIP pass – was it for World Tourism Day – 27th September??. The Red Bull Dive platform is set 25 + meters up one of the sheer cliffs and the divers have to climb up a ladder and then walk onto the platform and off into the, well the air until they hit the water. A very spectacular setting.
Red Bull Cliff Diving in Oman
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