Project Manager - with more than 30 years experience in tourism -- as tour guide for Europe, travel agent and tour operator. He currently still holds American citizenship.
Michael's university and professional studies in German Studies, European History and International Relations -- and travel in more than 65 countries -- have provided a solid foundation for his later development as a specialist for Eastern Europe and now the Sultanate of Oman. Since he is already fluent in the main European languages, Arabic and Swahili are current areas of study.
He also worked on various film productions; as a location manager in 9 countries for the "New 7 Wonders" project, and the German made-for-tv movie Traumschiff episode: "Kreuzfahrt ins Glück: Honeymoon Bermuda."
For ARABIA FELIX synform, Michael is working as a consultant for special projects relating to Oman, currently coordinating the exhibition schedule for the international project "Religious tolerance - Islam in the Sultanate of Oman."
Georg Popp and Juma al-Maskari
What makes this travel guide so special? This book is a product of the long-term personal friendship between the authors, Mr Georg Popp and Mr Juma Al-Maskari and their continuing fascination with the Sultanate of Oman. Combining their insights from European and Omani perspectives, they have produced a guide which is as much about culture and history as it is a practical guide for planning your itinerary.