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Travel Blogs from Ruwi
... into a traditional auditorium. Clearly state of the art with individual screens on the backs of chairs and mixing desks that appear out of the floor replacing some seats. It was no surprise that the building housed the world's largest organ but it was to find out that tickets for the opera were about a tenth of those in the uk! Our next port of call was the port to visit the fish ...
... the Sultan's yacht, liner, it could be either and the
4x4s and top of the range European cars taking their mobile paseo
just over the hills.
We follow a dry
wadi down to Old Muscat, explore the souk and then I discover my
Omani drink, lemon water with mint. Away with you alcohol, this is
the nectar of the gods. We collect another Turkish meal on the way
home and are joined briefly by another friend of Matteo's, a wealthy
Omani and hear a ...
Surprisingly the Bedouin came back at 6 in the morning and gave me my 20 Rial and drove me down back to the road. He got out in the middle of nowhere (no tents, camels or palm trees around for at least a kilometre) and I asked him if I should take him anywhere, but he was fine.
He even stopped by a couple of minutes later when I stopped at the side of the road to see where I was going next. I decided to drive to Wadi Batha ...
... we were told we needed a customs stamp on the form. We just wanted to play the game appropriately. He wouldn’t relent, so we left his office.
8) Air Traffic Control. We found our car waiting for us outside Gate 4 (all gates were vacant, the place was empty, maybe the terminal wasn’t even being used, so it didn’t matter where we walked out really). We were driven again to air traffic control to show them the stamped ...
... a few legal problems with his Omani partner and is currently in Court over this. Nevertheless he agrees to arrange our diving for the week, subject to some phone calls. Glad he did!
Muscat was hot and steamy, so touring about seemed a little unlikely, so most of the day we spent arranging things, exploring Muscat on paper, working on blog, studying the PADI ...