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Travel Blogs from Salalah
... hot and it's deserted - 50 degrees +. The Sultan of Oman has ANOTHER huge, huge Palace here that sprawls for blocks surrounded by guards with machine guns, the Government buildings are opulent, the Army looks like it has the best guns/armoured vehicles, equipment - but the people on ground zero are scrapping around trying to make $5 a day and live out in woop-woopy...........I don't quite get it folks. We went on a 5 hour ...
... and archaeological site where the history of the area is displayed. From the museum we drove past the Al Husn palace where the sultan of Oman seasonally lives. Lastly we stopped at the Al Husn souk where the ladies picked up their costumes for the Arabian Nights dance. Next is five days at sea including a stretch through pirate waters, but Seabourn has brought armed security personnel on board for these few ...
Temp: 94F 32C
Distance travelled: 1122 nautical miles
A day at sea then Salalah before another 4 days at sea. As on our previous Arabian Gulf cruise a super quiz is going to be held during each of the 4 days we are continuously at sea. Roisin and I were quick to register. The team has to be between 4 and 8 persons so we signed Margaret and Jim up as well. They don't know it yet so if they’re not up for it we may have to hold ...
Salalah, mostly known for its Frankincense trading many hundreds of years ago. I was told that the reason they burnt incense in the ancient times in their temples was to hide the smell of sacrificed animals. The frankincense trees are native to the area.
Oman bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen and not far from Iran. Oman is a strictly Muslim country with all women wearing the burqhas. We had been briefed to ensure that women especially ...
... up another cruise ship. Saturday. The last day before Jordan. Today we have pirate party on the aft deck at 14.00. They have rigged up one of the water canon over the stern so hopefully we will at last see one working full throttle. Last night managed to speak to both families on FaceTime and told them about my eye. Trying to keep positive about it! The Pirate party was noisy. They had the water cannon going and the mock gun on display. The gun is ...
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