Well past the halfway mark in August, with the weather considerably more pleasant, particularly in the evenings, the summer vacations as well as the Eid break behind us, people in Oman are now looking forward to the best part of the year.
This month my book An Autumn Melody went on sale as an e-book on Flipkart.com, and I found myself dealing with a range of mixed emotions.
The other day, I was enthusiastically describing a great experience at a restaurant here in Muscat to a friend and telling her that I would try to check out the kitchens and then write about it, when she said, “I love the way you seem to enjoy every little experience!”
It’s been over a week and tales of death, destruction and horror are still coming in from the state of Uttarakhand in India.
There's a reason why you can’t escape the hordes of tourists surrounding the Eiffel Tower. Not only is it one of France’s most popular tourist destinations, but according to data from the World Bank, France is the world’s most visited country. So on this trip to France, we decided that we would see and do everything that we hadn’t done on earlier trips and try and leave out the Eiffel Tower. But of course that just isn’t possible and on Friday, we found ourselves right back there.