An Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere

It was in December of 2006 when a friend invited me to for weekend getaway outside the city of Muscat. The invitation was a few weeks before I finally agreed to come as I was lazy to travel a hundred kilometers and hesitant to leave my comfort zone those days. We reach the resort at dusk and after check-in we went directly to the spa for a relaxing body massage. We filled up an information sheet and a waiver, assessment was done by the Spa Manager and recommendations were given to what kind of treatment that suit us best. Our […]

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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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I almost regretted it!

It was another long holiday in Oman sometime in the last quarter of 2011 when My Tribe organized a camping with their friends . I didn’t plan to go with them as I was not feeling well the night before until the next morning. And the fact that the time will pass by just chatting on topics that doesn’t interests me at all. They’re supposed to meet at 12:30pm near Hamriya. Everything is prepared and they were ready to go by 12:00nn. My Tribe has been persuading me to come since morning but I was just lazy until 12:00 nn […]

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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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