What is the story of frankincense? How much is history, how much mythology and legend? In rainswept Salalah, southern Oman, I set about exploring the backstory of frankincense, the most intriguing of the gifts of the Magi. Here’s my story, published this December in Outlook Traveller. Joy to the world!
Meat me in Salalah, the camel said to me in a pre-dawn dream. It was no pun but a presentiment. Ever since I first set foot in Arabia in 2011, I’ve been curious to know what camel tasted like. On my…
In Salalah, southeastern Oman, marvel at how Biblical kings and ancient civilizations bowed to the frankincense tree
Oman does not have a lot of large charismatic wildlife but some of the small creatures, almost trampled underfoot, are spectacular. Like this stunning Sinai Agama
Ever doubted the influence of Malayalam in Oman? Read this missing person notice and you’re never confuse Malayalam and Malayalee again.