An early morning visit to the new Muscat fish market in Muttrah was a fascinating glimpse into ‘life behind the scenes’ in Oman.
Earlier this year Muscat fish market moved into a new purpose-built hall. I wondered if ‘health and safety’ and, you know, basic consideration for the comfort and well-being of the men working there might have made it less atmospheric and photogenic, but I still jumped at the chance of an early morning visit. Continue reading “Muscat Fish Market – A Photo Essay”
As I just happened to be near the Trafford Centre I thought I’d pop in and take some photos. This is the result.
Okay, so those of you who know the Trafford Centre well will be thinking, ‘What … ? She’s really scraping the barrel for things to write about now’.
But you’re wrong, I do have plenty of other things to write about. Continue reading “A Photo Tour of the Trafford Centre”
Memories of one of the best day trips ever.
This week’s Friday Flickr is the last in my series of reminiscences from my travels through the Outer Hebrides.
Just before my trip ended I achieved one of my major goals and managed to get to St Kilda. It was only for a day, but at least I got there. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: St Kilda”
Standing stones, chessmen, tweed, beaches, wild coastlines and day trips to St Kilda are just some of the reasons to visit Lewis and Harris.
This week’s Friday Flickr is the penultimate post on my photographic reminiscences of a journey through the length of Scotland’s Western Isles. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Lewis and Harris”
White beaches, dark peat bogs, blue skies and green machair are all part of the colour scheme in the Outer Hebrides.
For this week’s Friday Fickr I’m continuing my tour north through the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands off Scotland’s west coast. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Benbecula, North Uist and Berneray”
An endangered breed of ponies, special jumpers, miles of gorgeous white beaches, prehistoric remains, tales of uprisings and whisky … these are two very special islands.
For this week’s Friday Flickr I’m continuing my reminiscences of my Outer Hebrides road trip. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Eriskay and South Uist”
An abandoned island lying to the south of the Outer Hebrides is the theme for this week’s Friday Flickr.
I visited Mingulay as as day trip from Barra.
Mingulay was the southern most inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides until 1912 when it was finally abandoned, its remaining population unable to sustain their lives there any longer. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Mingulay”
This week’s Friday Flickr is all about two tiny islands with a lot to see and do.
My visit to the Outer Hebrides started in Barra. I caught the ferry from Oban and spent 5 hours sailing past idyllic looking islands. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Barra and Vatersay”
Dubai didn’t live up to my expectations. This was a good thing.
Dubai had never appealed to me as a tourist destination. I’d considered living there and using it as a base for travelling around the region, but not as a destination in itself.
I mean, what’s the point in going all that way just to go to a shopping mall right? Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Dubai”
The world’s largest Buddhist temple is Indonesia’s most visited attraction.
For this week’s Friday Flickr I’m going to Indonesia to showcase the country’s most visited tourist attraction.
Borobudur is a Buddhist temple on the island of Java. It was built in the ninth century and abandoned in the fourteenth. Five hundred years later it was ‘discovered’ by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Continue reading “Friday Flickr – Borobudur”