Winding our way through the Al Hajar mountain range March 9th 2017 Prior to visiting Oman, I had no perception of how mountainous parts of the country are, and while it may not stack up to the same heights for the statisticians, to my mind the Al Hajar mountain range, through which we travelled during our last couple of days in Oman, was just as impressive as many sights I had taken in previously in the Andes and Himalayas. Our first stop as we drove up into the ... read more
Middle East » Oman In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al Said ousted his father and has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world and has preserved a long-standing political and military relationship with the UK. ... ... read more
Joan and Neil have posted blogs below on the following trips:
1. South America for 3 months, from Sept07 through to Nov07, visiting each of Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.
2. Far north Thailand in Mar08 where Neil taught English at a Summer School for the SPF charity he was involved with. This also included a side trip for the weekend to Luang Prabang in Laos.
3. Russia (cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg), then visit to each of Croatia, Budapest & Vienna for a total of 4 weeks, starting in mid Sept08.
4. Neil did a similar SPF te... full info