Golden Oasis Hotel
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... female. She rolled her eyes as she talked of her oldest brother constantly checking up on her to make sure she has no boyfriends, and her granny trying to put her on a guilt trip, and said she just has no interest in being married when she wants to be in control of her own life and make her own way. She lives with her eldest brother, his wife and 2 kids and her mother, and had a battle with the brother to be given permission to get a job : he said she didn't need to work ...
I leave the
mountains and follow the dual-carriageway to Muscat. I meet up with
Matteo and Darach and a welcome cup of tea and a bit of craic.
My weekend with
Darach, Ashling and the boys ...
... Whilst there is really not that much to do in Oman, it sure is a nice place to wonder around!
On that note, I did see a few things on my travels. I started in the walled Old Muscat area and saw the Sultan's Palace, Al Jalali Fort, and Al Mirani Fort. The forts were apparently so well built by the Portuguese that they are still used by the Omani military today. Needless to say, for this reason they are closed to the public. Driving through Muscat Gate, I ...
... 19 degrees! A couple of months ago these mountains had snow on them! As it was there was a lot of greenery on the mountain! Very odd for this time of year. Still, it was a sight to see! We stopped for lunch at the Jabel Shams hotel ( only place in the area for a good lunch), and we were told that the restaurant was closed for a private function! With no where else to go and two hungry kids, Dave asked if we could go and check things out. ...
... to explore Mutrah and Old Muscat. Our hotel was in Mutrah, so we walked around there first, ending up at the Mutrah Souq, a very big covered marketplace selling daggers and swords, incense, jewelry, silver teapots, gem-encrusted figurines and pashminas galore. The souq was really cool, and even Dennis enjoyed wandering aimlessly through it, trying on traditional hats and chatting with the shopkeepers that shouted greetings as we passed. Dennis even got his haggle on.