Daily Archives: October 11, 2008

Can’t Shake that Touristy Feeling!

It’s great being in Muscat; never more than a 20 minute drive to the beach and touristy symbols like this fort with cannons at just about every round about.

Here are some pretty thought-provoking quotes about travel from “The Traveler’s Journal” which some family members bought for me before coming to Oman last year:
“The real voyage of discovery is not in discovering new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” (Marcel Proust)
“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring the better.” (Simon Raven)
“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” (Hilaire Belloc)
“It is never down in any map; true places never are.” (Herman Melville)
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” (Babs Hoffman)
“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.” (George Bernard Shaw)
“Travel tip: Be the person you would most like to travel with.”
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” (G.K. Chesterton)
“When a traveler returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath traveled altogether behind him.” (Francis Bacon)
“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” (Benjamin Disraeli)
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (St. Augustine)
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” (Miriam Beard)
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” (Robert Frost)
“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” (Chinese Proverb)
“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” (Ursula LeGuin)
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” (Glen Clark)

My Heart is in Her Hands!

                               The love of my life, Che, holding a heart-shaped cake that I bought at Ghala Church’s bake sale to help support the youth group there. Gotta love bake sales!!!

New Job, New Colleagues, New Beginning!

At the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat

Anna, Jackie, Conor and Sandra in the main lounge of the Intercontinental

Jackie, Anna, Conor, Louise and Sandra