Eating out, Food & Drink, Places, Travel

The bar at St Mary's Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland, England.

St Mary’s Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland

The former administrative building of St Mary’s Hospital, an asylum that once treated up to 2,000 patients at a time, is today a gastropub with 11 bedrooms. Known as St Mary’s Inn, you can find this pub and B&B a couple of miles south-west of Morpeth in Northumberland. The hospital […]

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Bait Al Baranda in Muscat, Oman

Bait Al Zubair in Muscat, Oman

If you’re keen to learn about the traditional jewellery and clothing of Oman, then make sure the Bait Al Zubair Museum, in Muscat, should be on the agenda during a visit to the Sultanate. The museum is the home to artefacts providing insights into the heritage, culture and communities of […]

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The Cornich at Muttrah in Muscat, Oman.

Bait al Baranda museum in Muscat, Oman

The Bait al Baranda provides visitors to Muscat with an overview of the Omani capital’s history and culture. The name of the museum translates as “The Veranda House” because “baranda” is the local pronunciation of veranda. “The building itself is over 100 years old; so it is one of the […]

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Clothing & accessories, Gear, Kit

Snugpak ML 3 Softie Smock, lightweight outdoor clothing used by mountain leaders, climbing instructors and military personnel.

Snugpak ML3 Softie Smock

The lightweight Snugpak ML3 Softie Smock is British-made outdoor clothing designed with input from experts including military personnel, mountain leaders, climbing instructors, meterologists and professional navigators. The smock is designed for use in a mixture of terrains and weather conditions. It provides protection against wind and is effective to temperatures […]

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Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots.

Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots

Chunky and comfy, Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots have energy absorbing heels and Thinsulate insulation. They are water-resistant and have steel toe caps and mid-soles, making them ideal for tough work or walking conditions. The soles are resistant to hot contact to up to 300°C. The waxy, leather exterior uppers […]

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