Hotel Muscat Holiday
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- Continental Breakfast
- Tennis Court
- Outdoor pool
- Room service
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... The parliament buildings, on grounds strangely in the middle of nowhere before coming upon the Sultan's palace and the remnants of two forts dating from the time of the Portuguese occupation.
The palace is built on the bank of a well protected harbor. Mountains protect it on three sides making this a highly desirable port for protection from pirates and other invaders. It stands to reason that the Portuguese built fortifications here. A museum is located on site but we don't ...
... impressive it is, if you don’t know what Petra is, go google it and be jealous. In the meantime I’m going to enjoy the next 3 sea days in the sun; with 2 weeks left to go I better start working on my tan. In the run up to the end of this cruise I’m bound to start getting a bit more reflective on here, less about the destinations and more about the journey for myself and dad. Hope everyone back home is well. Ciao.
PS, for those curious, no sign of pirates ...
... the diving looks good! We had to walk off the plane and the heat hit immediately. All 39 degrees celsius of it. Awesome!! We were bussed to the terminal and I was surprised when I was met by a woman with my name on a paper. I had a personal escort to get my visa, through immigration and customs! Wow!! And everyone was so nice!! It was all so quick. Only 15 people got off here, the rest of the plane was transiting! Within half an hour I was outside and had found my driver. ...
... and the Sultans palace. On the way we stopped for some freshly squeezed juice (mango for me) at a small café by the harbour that allowed us to watch the Omani world go by.
The inside of the mosque was amazing, boasting one of the largest handmade carpets in the world. We ended up spending a bit longer at the mosque than planned as one of our fellow travellers managed to lose their shoes!! Before entering the mosque you have to remove them and leave them in a sort of ...
... the place where I am suppose to meet up with Kasper was another Costa. So I drove over there and we had a chat and after that went to see the Grand Mosque lit up at night and got some food at a turkish place. We finished off the evening with a shisha before we used the nice empty roads at 2 am to take a bit cruise over a mountain road from which you could see the City lights stretching forever. His place was very basic but I sleept ...