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... I saw of the place. Another nice dinner before a show with Phillip Browne who was a London bus driver in Putney before becoming a performer in the Lion Ling progressing to other West End London Shows. A very nice singer indeed. Late movie Still Alice then it's off to bed. Clock goes back another hour tonight yippee. ...
... 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 ...
... who said "We got problem!".
Next stop for us was Old Muscat and the Sultan's Palace again. At this time it was already a bit late to be heading off to Western Hajar, which was actually my plan for the day, so I deciced to stay one more night in Muscat and leave early tomorrow morning. So our tour around Muscat could continue.
We actually didn't get any food yet and Kaspar suggested a bit of ...