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Since I stayed in Sri Lanka way longer than planned it is now over 40 Celsius or even breaching 50 in some areas of Oman. My flight however is still to Muscat and I want a little time to explore the capital before heading on so I arrange just over a day stop over.
Arriving late in the evening I really have no idea of the topography of the area. I make my way to the hotel planning to get up in the morning and take the Big Bus tour around town before heading to the airport.
... the hassle you got from the traders, it’s to be expected but in Dubai the traders had a common theme of trying to put things on you (hats etc) which to me is a big no no – you can sell me stuff sure, but when you come into my personal space it’s not cool. Anyway, after leaving the souk we headed onto yet another mode of transport, the famous creek river boats – they’re pretty much a piece of flat wood, with roof, single engine and a seat, ...
... the same things as hundreds of other small shops. The salesmen were not aggressive but were very polite when trying to sell you a pashmina or Frankincense, the most popular items here.
Our tour included a stop at the Grand Mosque, the largest in Oman and the only one non-Muslims are permitted to enter. In keeping with Muslim custom, we were required to remove our shoes before entering. We did not have to wash as is required of Muslims but there ...
... Nizwa Fort. It was restored in 1983, and had many beautiful ceilings, winding passages, beautiful views, and built-in protection for the imam (including a missing step on a staircase and hidden spaces for soldiers in a reception room). We visited the famous "Sun and Moon Room" which has 7 windows for the sun and 7 windows for the moon and the nearby "whispering room", where the imam would take a visitor for private talks. In the palace we also learned about the ...
... gate told us) and we had to drive back, stopping at small marina on the way to another place that Kasper suggested. The Golden Oryx, a Chinese restaurant. Daniela, the Portuguese girl invited us (Kasper for the couch and me for the driving) and we really enjoyed the food.
Since we had some time to waste we went to the next coffee shop on the Al Shati road (a sort of promenade where people just drive up ...