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Special Visit by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honourable John Baird, to Oman




John Baird giving speech

Mrs Brown at diplomatic club

front door

inside main entrance


diplomatic club in back

swimming pool

canada and oman

Ajay FM and Ambassador


swimming pool

front of diplomatic club

Just pics for now. More later…got a job and all! :-) What a great evening at the Diplomatic Club!

Awesome Video Showing the Beauty of Oman

This video was posted on youtube 2 months ago from some tourists who obviously enjoyed themselves in Oman.  Their video includes a lot of fantastic spots in the Sultanate and it also captures the beauty of Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa just outside of Muscat.  

If you’ve never been to Oman, I’m betting that this video will at least make you think, “Hey, I’d love to check that place out!” :-)

Grand Hyatt Muscat’s Truly Thai Social Media Competition Winners and Upcoming Easter Brunch

10150543_10151765082672255_640519231339766922_n                 This from the Grand Hyatt Muscat facebook page:  We got over 376 correct answers on 6 blogs over a period of 10 days.  The time has come to announce 3 lucky winners:
1) Divia
2) Chiaralaetitia
3) Absar Aga
Congratulations to all THREE winners for each winning a one-night weekend stay for 2 including breakfast. We (The Grand Hyatt!) will be in touch with you on how to claim your prize.
Thank you all for participating and watch this space for more competitions and bigger chances to win!  (A little bird told me that all 3 winners surprisingly came from my blog! What a pleasant surprise indeed! :-) )

BTW, don’t miss out on the Easter Brunch this coming Friday!10155877_10151764968262255_6872292033974598484_n


Easter Day Brunch at Mokha Cafe flyer

24 Hours of Air Traffic Across the Arabian Gulf

Cool visualization shared on the facebook page of Marlon Cureg, CEO of Orphicpixel, taken from NATS airspace youtube page:

Watching this video reminded me of this other video from ahymmaweek!

“HAPPY” in Oman! (Especially if You Work at the Intercon!)

Well, it might seem crazy what I’m about to say“….but it seems as if “Happy” by Pharrell Williams is the new “Gangnam Style” of 2014.  They’ve done a Happy AbuDhabi video (over 200,000 views so far) and one for Dubai as well (almost 300,00 views!).  I was wondering how long it would take for a video representing Oman to be up on youtube!  Well, the staff at Intercontinental Hotel put together this “happy” video which is a lot of fun. You might even recognize someone you know, Muscateers!

My kids are “happy” fans as well.  Whenever “Happy” comes on while watching “Despicable Me 2″, they just gotta dance! So, do you feel “like a room without a roof”? What does that even mean? Does a room even feel? Maybe I’m overthinking those seemingly odd and simple lyrics…I love having a great time just as much as the next guy, but this song has to get you thinking about what true happiness is versus superficial fun, no?

Clap along Comment if you know what happiness is to you… ;-)