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Travel Blogs from Fujairah
... the in house TV that introduces you to the senior staff and heads of Department, we both recognised him as the very first Captain that took us around the Baltic on the MSC Opera in 2009. Unfortunately (or fortunately) we got talking to a couple from Eastbourne who had just come out of the show and couldn't rate it highly enough saying that it was excellent value unlike other shows they have seen on supposedly more upmarket cruise lines. High praise indeed. With this, ...
... in public today, we are both wearing shorts. A gentleman at the front office stops me and says if I want to visit the mosque, I am going to need to put on an abbaya - the total black dress covering the entire body, plus a black scarf. I'm game so he gives me one which goes over my body but the sleeves are too skinny to get my hands through the holes so only my fingers are sticking out. The mosque was Bidiya Mosque and is dated about ...
... because they will burn my face when I put them back on. Seriously!
Fujairah is the only emirate that doesn't have a coastline on the Arabian Gulf. Instead, its coastline has the slightly cooler waters of the Indian Ocean. However, because the mountains literally come right up to the sea, they've had to use reclaimed land to create beaches. We drove through the town of Dibba, which has the unique characteristic of being the entry point to 2 emirates and 1 country. In ...
... manner of vehicles. Not put off, the next day I opted for the 7 hour bus journey on mountain roads to Pokhara in favour of the straightforward 30 minute flight. This ride through the countryside was spectacular, fascinating and went more smoothly than my attempt to leave the hostel at the crack of dawn to catch my bus. Closing the door of one building and crossing the courtyard into the reception building ...
... paradise on earth but quite frankly we failed to see this. We saw rugged mountains, hundreds of oil tanks and much construction work. Admittedly we did not travel too far but far enough to get an overall feel of the area. At this stage of our journey we have visited enough mosques and souks and were keen leave this arid land and return to the ship. The ship was sailing at 2.pm today and I am ...