Agave festival keeps traditions alive
The agave plant is passed around at the festival, as attendees suck the flesh from the slightly bitter leaves.
Ban on Mumbai’s horse-drawn carriages
Mumbai’s ornate horse-drawn carriages are nearing the end of the road after a court in the Indian city ruled them illegal, saying owners must wind up operations within a year.
The Snow Gauge: what’s new on the slopes
Get the lowdown on all the ski and snowboard news, fresh off the slopes.
Ban lifted on White House photos
The White House has lifted a 40-year ban on visitors taking photos, and much-prized selfies, on tours of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Guide survives leopard mauling at South Africa
A safari guide has survived a leopard attack while viewing wildlife with tourists at South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park.
| The Sultanate of Oman
The Sultanate of Oman is a country of breathtaking natural beauty interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legend and adventure. The natural landscape varies dramatically between regions, from sandy deserts to immense stretches of rugged mountains and turquoise ‘wadis’ along coastlines of windswept beaches.