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... scratched to my great dismay but the prospect of spending Easter Sunday in Jerusalem is exciting.
The Captain has reiterated his pirate warning as we will be travelling very close to Somalia.ldings. Its aroma pervades the souqs here.
The Tomb of Job is located not far from the city and is contained in a small Mosque. The tomb is covered in carpets so I guess you could call them Job’s comforters
We have had a really interesting day in Oman. Very impressed with the friendliness cleanliness and safety in this country. We went to several ancient sites and a very good museum, ending up shopping in the souk. Very tempted to buy some frankincense as Oman is the chief supplier and it is very good for everything that ails you, but the cost was too ...
... yet. So to the pirate report, we are now in a region where there has been pirate activity, but this region is also patrolled by coalition warships which protect the shipping lanes, so our captain is quite happy that we are safe, and so are we. In fact we saw one of the warships, it tracked us for a while, and turned away. This caused untold excitement/hysteria among some of our ...
... Salalah being his birthplace AND traditionally Sultans living in Salalah rather than in Muscat, Qaboos has bucked this trend, and has lived in Muscat since he ascended to the throne in 1970. He does, however, visit Salalah fairly regularly to meet with influential tribal and local leaders; it probably also gives him the opportunity to visit his mum!!
Qaboos is now in his 43rd year as Sultan of Oman. In 2010, during the 40th ...
... is supposedly the best in the Gulf region. It was the exact opposite experience from the previous day's modern mall. Here was stall after stall of perfumes, pashminas, Omani costumes and other touristy items cheek-to-jowl with stalls of kitchenwares, underwear, and spices. We were lucky to have come early in the day when only the locals were shopping; by the time we left it was jammed with tourists not only from our ship, but the much larger Costa Atlantica which ...
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