Hotel Muscat Holiday
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- Continental Breakfast
- Tennis Court
- Non-smoking rooms
- Outdoor pool
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... peruse out of fear of not making it to the Souq before it's siesta closing time of 1:30pm.
We are now back along the water passing the new harbor housing a variety of local boats and a couple of dive shops. We round a corner passing a massive incense burner that looks more like an alien spacecraft. Into the main harbor we seem the Sultan's traditional dhow boat as well as a massive navy boat- I assume for defense of the Sultan. The entrance to the souq faces the harbor and I ...
... 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 ...
... trying to get rid of their Keffiye (arabian head scarf) but I dodged them as good as possible.
Now I had to make my way to the ONTC bus stop near Al Rigga Road. The Metro took me there safely and I found the stop (following some instructions on the internet - from Al Rigga Road Metro stop follow the road south east and cross the large street through the pedestrian bridge above. Follow the extension of Al Rigga road for maybe 300m and find the ...