On location in Oman, a country of contrasts

Before travelling to Muscat this week for the inauguration of the new airport terminal and Muscat Duty Free stores, I mentioned to a few people that my next trip was to Oman. Even those who knew a little about this Gulf state struggled to conjure up an image of the country and its place in

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Free of duty in a holy place in the Aegean

I forgot to bring my power adaptor for the local plugs, which meant I was without access to my laptop or phone for the first day. God’s way perhaps of saying I should slow down and simply take in the splendour.

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Mamma mia, Korea we go again…

I do not read British newspaper The Sun, but I did stop at BA’s Heathrow T5 lounge to admire the title’s unlikely marrying of events Korean and Swedish in one brilliant headline.

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The Whinging Pome: Tales from a life in travel retail

“The Whinging Pome Random Rules, Rule 22: Always engage with those sitting next to you on a flight, but very quickly make an assessment whether such an engagement is going to be worthwhile. If not, apply The Whinging Pome Random Rules, Rule 52: Cease all contact and employ diversionary tactics. If Rule No 52 fails,

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