Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah
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Our second stop in Oman was the port city of Salalah which is known for three things: its beaches, Frankincense trees and the Tomb of Job.
Although still in the desert, the climate here is somewhat temperate so it has become a vacation area for Arabs escaping the summer heat. There are many resort hotels along its miles of beach.
Salalah is located on ...
... from the sap of the tree. When the bark is cut the white liquid oozes out. They let it dry on the surface of the tree and then collect the dried globs. The best quality Frankincense is light-colored, translucent with a greenish tint. We were able to touch the sap (it was very sticky) and sniff its distinctive scent.
Hassan told us we saw almost all of the best parts of Oman on our visit -- the only one we missed was the sand desert. One quarter of the Arabian Peninsula ...
... the Black Pearl so I went back inside to rejoin Martin. I told him we were at risk of imminent attack by a small speedboat, but he just carried on reading. For the record we weren't stopped, boarded or molested by any other vessels. If it wasn't for the fact that there have been some well publicised cases and that people have been hurt we might be inclined to believe the risk factor had been exaggerated to provide some extra on board ...
... Site and Museum, but let's put it this way, it was all museum. Rich and I had wanted to see them working on a site, but that did not happen.
Our next stop was another souq. This was bland compared to others we have been to. Picked up a few items, but that was about it.
We managed to walk for 30 minutes in the high heat and humidity. We rewarded ...
... bits of metal and from a distance probably looks realistic. The security team also were around in their army type uniform with flack jackets and helmets. There was free run punch for all and very load music to dance to. We left them to it as the rum punch made me decide that a nap was the right thing to do. I have packed up all my clothes into bags in case I go home. Hopefully I will be able to unpack them again tomorrow but I don't want to leave it ...