Muscat and the Al Hajar Ash Sharqi

Muscat and the Al Hajar Ash Sharqi

I stand under the sun facing the bay of Muscat an old postcard in my hand. The photograph was taken from an airplane, for a better perspective on what the city looked like just a few decades ago. White houses in a few rows of narrow streets nested in a small cove,...
Crossing the Crescent: From Arada to Khis

Crossing the Crescent: From Arada to Khis

The Rub Al Khali, or Empty Quarter, is the largest sand dune desert in the world, covering around a quarter of a million square kilometres. Mainly located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, small sections spill into neighbouring Oman and the UAE and this portion was our...

Singapore – Adventures in a Perfect Climate!

For a long time now my friends from Singapore have been telling me that the weather there is always perfect. It’s just 1-degree north of the equator so even the rainy season has warm rain! New Japanese friends Generally, the temperature varies throughout the year from...
A Vertical Sport on the Rise

A Vertical Sport on the Rise

A showcase for male and female athletes with the physical dexterity of a comic-book superhero and aiming to become the first vertical sport at the Olympic Winter Games, ice climbing is in its ascendancy. Organized by the UIAA – International Climbing and...