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BGTW travel writers head for Oman
#BGTW Chair @melissashales has 'pulled a rabbit from the hat' by announcing that the Jan 2011 AGM will take guild members to Oman. Just weeks after the British Guild of Travel Writers' well-advanced and ground-breaking plans to hold the AGM (normally attended by 70-90 members) in the Palestinian city of Jericho, had to be called off, Melissa and Representation Plus MD, Alison Rice, secured the invitation from Oman's Ministry of Tourism at last week's World Travel Market.
Shafik Meghji

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Shafik Meghji is an experienced London-based travel writer, journalist, editor and photographer specialising in Latin America, Asia, Egypt, and the UK. He has tracked tigers in India, ice-trekked in Patagonia, swam with sharks in the Galapagos and dolphins in the Amazon, rafted the source of the Nile, scuba-dived in the Red Sea, bungy-jumped in the Himalayas, hiked around Lake Titicaca, and explored cities as diverse a La Paz and...


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"Micklo Corpus, a local blackfella, invited me up to Dabudabagun - sand dunes overlooking the magnificent 40 Km Cable beach. As we sat on a midden of ancient seashells, collected and eaten by countless generations of Broome’s ‘first people’ we watched a shark (or was it watching us) cruising up and down. It was just 6 feet from the shore where only moments before a mother and two children were paddling."

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