My name is Andrew Brown, but most of my friends call me Andy. I’m a Canadian who has been teaching English overseas since July, 1995. (Wow! More than 17 years!) I am currently teaching at the university level in Oman and loving it! I have been living in Oman for more than 5 years now. The 1st year I lived in Ibri and for the past 4.5 years in the capital city, Muscat. My wife and I (we met here in church in Oman!) LOVE living in Oman and find life in Muscat to be a daily adventure. We love meeting new friends from all over the globe at our church, The Protestant Church in Oman (PCO), and are grateful for the tolerance of His Majesty (and Omanis in general) in allowing Christians to worship freely in the Sultanate. If you’re not a Christian, I hope you can understand that any “Christian material” on this website is not meant “to force anything down your throat” but is simply a reflection of who I am and that you would respect that. If you don’t like such posts, feel free to just skip over them! From time to time, I have been known to post a sermon for the benefit of local church members who might have missed service. That’s not the only stuff on this blog of course! I like to write reviews about restaurants we’ve enjoyed, pics of different places I’ve visited in Oman, thoughts on current events in and out of Oman and anything else that crosses my mind. (You’ve been warned, haha!) It’s my hope that some of the material on this blog will aid others in finding what they’re looking for. I am greatly influenced by the fact that I knew nothing about Oman when coming and wish I could have had some kind of resource before flying over to start a new life here. If this blog can aid anyone (even in the slightest) who is contemplating coming over to Oman, then I would be very pleased.
If you have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (don’t forget the “d” there!). (I’m also on twitter from time to time at www.twitter.com/AndyinOman) I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can. If you have anything you’d like to share on my blog or have any news items or suggestions, feel free to contact me as well. Thanks for taking the time to read this little write-up and welcome to “Andy in Oman”!