Skylax of Karyanda

  One afternoon in Oman while out cycling on a mountain bike in the semi-desert of Ibri I discovered a fort. Incidentally there are two towns of this name in Oman but this Ibri is more isolated and further north. Up above I saw two Egyptian vultures gliding effortlessly overhead against the clear deep blue…

A Mynah Bird in Oman

This short film was taken one afternoon in Oman in Spring 2012. I was there for two years teaching English as a foreign language and it was probably the best posting of all my travels working abroad. The weather was nearly always sunny and the locals were usually friendly to Brits, although there was one…

In the reckless pursuit of anonymity

Meet the author… ISBN: 978-1-909421-41-7 and his books… . (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Mosaicross] with appropriate and specific direction to the…

From a fainite world

Fainites: A children’s truce term. In my childhood days the word ‘fainites’ was often used in the playground to gain exception to the rule which might otherwise mean the end of the game. I have since learnt that other children used different truce terms such as ‘barley’ or ‘kings’. It all depended in which region…

Adventures in a theological landscape

“CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF: PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES.” Charles Dickens. (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Mosaicross] with appropriate and specific…