November 5, 2012

Muscat Travelogue | Wadi Dayqah

Can you envision a plush open water-filled reservoir lake in the middle of the Arabian desert? I couldn’t too. Until I visited one last weekend. In the wilayat of Quriyat, nestled into the eastern Hajar mountains, is a crescent shaped lake filled with crystal blue waters and shapely rocks rising from the bottom. Having being constructed in 2009, the project was under wraps, while it was being tested. Finally opened in March this year, it has become quite the tourist destination. The limestone plateaus of the Eastern Hajar Mountains are truly majestic. They rise steeply, sharply and impressively some 1500 meters above the coastal plain with peaks of up to…

June 23, 2010

Contemplations

A feeling of ‘new-ness’ all around me, and sometimes I cannot decipher whether it makes me happy or otherwise. It has been around two months that I have shifted base (quite literally) over to Gurgaon, Haryana, and am still not accustomed with the changes it has brought. • Joined work. Check. • Got my second, first paycheck. Check. • Met new people. Check. • Visited relatives. Check. • Started to eat dabba food. Check. • Travelled in the almost non-existent public transport. Check. • Refreshed my i pod with more Tamil music. Check. • Strengthened my belief in Global Warming. Double check. • Pizza became a staple diet. Check. •…