Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tonight at Club House Safari (Grand Hyatt): Exclusive Beers & Ciders of the World Dinner

ImageWould definitely be going to this if I didn’t already have plans tonight!


Michelin-Starred Chef Alfredo Russo at Shangri-La over the Next 5 Days!

Michelin-Starred Chef Alfredo Russo at Shangri-La over the Next 5 Days!

Wadi Bini Khalid (Part 2) – Mukal Cave and Water Pools


one of many signs

locals swimming

yet another sign

great spot

depths of water

beauty of oman

unusual sign

walking towards cave

hiking trail

pools and mini falls

swimming in pools

lots of swimming going on

fine day for swimming

walkway at bini khalid




Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump – New World Record from World’s Tallest Building

Published on Apr 22, 2014

Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World’s Tallest Building.

“Wameed” -17th Photography Week at Photo Society SQU (20-24 April 2014)

Image  Once a year, the Photo Society Club of SQU holds a one-week photography exhibition on their campus.  I was invited by an Omani friend who knows how much I love photography. I’m glad I went as the photographs were gorgeous.  Let me share some of my favorites here with you in this post.Image  The exhibition is taking place at the main Conference Hall on SQU campus with photos located on the ground floor and the 1st floor.The Window of Simplicity  This one is titled “Window of Simplicity” and was taken by A’Shima Nasser Al-Ghdmai, a student of the College of Arts and Social Sciences.Fisher  “Fisher” by Mohammed Bin Salim Al-NahdiFull of Hope  This interesting piece is titled “Full of Hope” and was submitted by Lujaina Bint Qais Al Balushi.Sunset  “Sunset” by Mohammed Bin Salim Al Nahdi (Interesting that 2 of my favorite pics are from the same gentleman!)Radiant Morning  “Radiance Morning” by Ahmed Bin Maqbool Al MaimaniCordiality  One of several wonderful macro shots submitted by Talib Abdullah Al-Busaidi from the College of Engineering. This one is titled “Cordiality“. Above the Sky  “Above the Sky” by Munther Mohammed Al Waili from the College of EngineeringLkhwer Sands  “Lkhwer Sands” by Ammar Yahya Al-Mashaikhi from the College of Economics and Political SciencesThe Explosion  Wow! I’d love to know the story behind this photograph!  It’s appropriately titled “The Explosion” and was taken by Yousf Rashid Al-Naabi from the College of Engineering.Hidden Things  This photo, “Hidden Things” is expected to win 1st prize which would put 40o OR in the winner’s pocket. (2nd prize -200 OR, 3rd prize -100 OR)  The photographer is Alla Thani Al-Bahri from the College of Engineering.  It’s hard not to appreciate this one when you consider the talent and planning behind such a shot. The promoters of the Wameed Exhibition used this photo for some of their promotional posters which tells you it’s up there as one of the top pics to beat.The Mountain Girl  “The Mountain Girl” by Balqees Khalfan Al Rashdi from the College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSardine Season  “Sardine Season” by Anas Mohammed Al Dheeb from the College of Economics and Political SciencesGrip  “Grip” by Uhoud Salim Al-Hadhrami from the College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesAbdullah Al Harthi  Mr. Abdullah Al Harthi, the ex-president of the Photo Society, who was very helpful showing guests like me around! 🙂  Every guest had the option of voting for their favorite picture.  It was a hard choice but I finally voted for for the camera  Guests to the Wameed Exhibtion have the option of getting their photo taken for only 500 baizas.Andy and Suliman  Yours truly with one of my old students, Sulaiman.  I think we’re going for the “gangsta’ look” here, haha! 😉  We only had to wait 2 minutes to get the photo printed!Wameed collage  Today (the 24th) is the last day of the exhibition.  Sultan Qaboos University has some truly talented photographers on campus! It was a pleasure to see such fine photography.

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