Haffa House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Muscat
... struck me about Muscat is just how Arabic it really is - for some reason, when I thought of Muscat I thought of glass skyscrapers and post-modern architectural abominations. What I found was a quaint village as if lifted from the pages of Arabian nights. Omani law requires all buildings (including, I noted, embassies) to be built in a traditional Omani/Arab style. The result is a low strung, white washed town spotted with bright blue domes and ornate, arched ...
... t take too long before i am out for the count after a long day of travelling!
So opening the curtains to somewhere when you arrive at night is always exciting! Look one way its the pool the other its the sea. Its so quiet here, sit on the balcony with a coffee just taking it all in really appreciating such luxury after previously!! Down to breakfast where its not just tea or coffee but what type, it may have a buffet element but ...
... list goes on. Anyway, I thought the whole experience was enjoyable.
Next weekend we are going camping in the desert and I truly can't wait. I am also taking a short weekend trip to Bahrain so that I can visit Sara. my Arabic language resident! I can't wait to have a native guide while checking out Bahrain. There are definitely perks to having so many countries in close proximity and I plan to take advantage of it!!
... have remained intact to a palpable degree. Another observation which soon becomes apparent is that the whole of
Oman bathes in the aroma of frankinscence, which, love it or hate it,
cannot be ignored, and the country's production of the world's priciest
perfume, which is frankinscence-based, bears testimony to their usage of
nature's resources to a commercially-profitable extent. Muscat is
essentially a city divided up into roughly ...
... was very, very western. So many western stores, at twice the prices. We went to Carrefour, where I have never been before. My room got cheese, which I have been craving very, very intensely. We need this supermarket in America. (Amreeka!) The Europeans have it allllllll figured out. I would have had a problem navigating, if it wasn't for our Italian friend. She understood where everything was. Hannah gave our room 25 rials of food money to spend. And we ...
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