Food Trip Friday at Bait Al Luban

Food Trip is what I call my eating out activity looking for something new to my taste buds or simply going back to a favorite restaurant. On this particular Friday evening 3rd April 2015, my friends and I have chosen Bait Al Luban, it is a restaurant in Muttrah just opposite the Muttrah Fish Market. No one from us has been there before, all of us were first timers and we agreed based on the reviews we read from the web. First thing that impressed me was the ambiance, I have that kind of attachment to something traditional or ancient atmosphere, […]

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Weekend Trip – Rustaq

Fridays and Saturdays are the weekends in  Oman which I call “Fun Days” that I treat myself to a road trip, beach hangout or a food trip depending on the weather conditions. Yesterday I chose to do a road trip to Wadi Al Hoqayn which is located near the town of Rustaq. Wadi Al Hoqayn For everybody’s understanding, “wadi” is an  Arabic word for a valley or a dry  river bed where water flows after the rain, there are wadis in Oman where the  water is abundant throughout the year  and some are filled with water only  after a heavy […]

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Seeking for Refuge

Work pressure at times could go that high that you would like to escape from it, even just for a while. Junko and I has planned this weekend for a couple of weeks back but didn’t find the opportunity. This particular weekend was indeed a blessing that both of us were free hence we took advantage of it. We were sweetly taking our time that Friday morning, relishing each moment that the clock has no power over us on this particular day, when suddenly at around 11:30 AM, power supply went off, whew! Junko hurriedly rushed to my room saying […]

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Dimaniyat Islands

Dimaniyat Islands is a very famous diving site in Oman located 18 kilometers off the coast of Barka (where I currently live and work) which is approximately 45 kilometers away from Muscat, International Airport. I never had any interest in visiting this place as I don’t do any kind of water sports. In conjunction with my previous post “Cruising with Oman Charter”, I decided to post about Dimaniyat Islands to give my readers an idea about the place. Dimaniyat Islands was our destination with the Oman Charter Cruise. It took us 2.5 hours to reach the place with the Orana […]

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Window Shopping in the Market of Darkness

Market of darkness? The local name for Muttrah Souq is Al Dhalam Souq. “Al Dhalam” means darkness and “souq” means market. Muttrah Souq is located opposite Muttrah Corniche where it’s main entrance can be found. It was called Al Dhalam (darkness) Souq as the sun rays has no chance to penetrate inside due to the congestion of shops and some part of it are narrow alleys that I had to stop and let the person on the opposite side to pass before I proceed. Even though no sunshine inside the market, I find it very interesting, the atmosphere, the mixture of […]

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An Afternoon At Muttrah Corniche

Al Hamdul’Allah! as the arabic expression goes meaning “Thanks God!”, I’m finally back to my old self after some time of being a slave to work. Since 2nd half of 2011, I have been planning to come to Muttrah Corniche to enjoy the surroundings as in the old days where I used to visit this place for walking,  fishing, or just simply to breathe the sea breeze, finally it was realized. Summer has begun and at 5PM,the heat still made me melt like an ice cream under the sun as one OPM (Original Pinoy Music) says. I started my walk […]

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