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... but we are expecting more overnight. The children are prepared in their tents and should be ok. Tomorrow we are off to Riyam for cycling and walking tour of Muttrah and the corniche. The children have settled well and are coping fantastically. During the climbing today we had many build their self-confidence and overcome their fears, and all achieved something in their own way. They are currently having showers and settling down for dinner. I apologise for ...
... we fell off and started to laugh once we saw that we were ok. Since the bike was lying uphill we couldn't
raise the bike ourself so Anna run back the 50 m’s to the hotel to ask the guys
at the hotel for assistance. They had seen it all and already had their shoes
on Once we checked the bike we started our
J As we came out 3 other
cars had stopped and 6 men strong we managed to get the bike up at once and no
... Qurum (beach and
shopping malls), Muttrah (main souk and Corniche), Ruwi (commercial and
business district) and Muscat proper (museums, forts and prominent
buildings). All of these areas make up what I would loosely term
'greater Muscat', and takes at least a full day in possession of
transport to at very least explore the highlights of. Opulence abounds
at the Al Bustan Palace hotel, just outside Muscat, and this ...
... friends or family, I get a lot back home. But here, though I love all these people, it isn't the same. And I miss that.
I do have amazing roommates, though. As soon as I woke up, one ran for tea and another showed me a present I had received while I was asleep. As it turns out, after I left Access my girls had given my friends a present for me. It was an abaya and scarf!!!! This probably doesn't sound overly exciting to you, but believe me, it is. I almost jumped for joy, but ...
... chat with my dad, which pretty much failed (sorry dad).
This morning we had another Access session so we helped these guys make games that they were going to play at their open house type thing. We made a shoots-and-ladders game but instead of rolling you try to get arabic flashcards right. These kids were younger and a little worse at english but it was still fun talking to them. At one point this guy was suggesting the word for hair but he (I ...