Howard Johnson

Address: Sarooj Street, Muscat, Oman | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Sarooj Street, Muscat, is near Bait Al-Zubair, Corniche, Bahla Fort, and The Frankincense Trail.
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Travel Blogs from Muscat

Unwed at 24...

A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Feb 06, 2015


... but as well as having the means to pay the required exit fee, her husband must agree to the divorce, too, which is where things get tricky. It does happen, though... she has a friend who has divorced twice and his now on husband number 3 and she is only 19. It is all her parents' fault, she said, as they insisted she wed young and forced her into a marriage at 16, with a man who turned out out to be a drinker and quite violent, but luckily they sided with her when ...

Back to Reality

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad on Sep 28, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... Hotel, which later turned out to be probably one of the cheapest in Oman. I still wanted to meet up with Aziz but time was a bit short. We agreed to meet at another (the third) Costa along the Street of the 18th of November (sorry I didn't research the significance of this date in Oman history).

I didn't really get there on the direct way and also due to a lot of traffic on the road arrived quite late but we had a good time and I also met ...

The return to the Souk and the smelly mission

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Apr 11, 2014

7 photos

... isn't as daft a question as it sounds. We thought you just burned the frankincense itself, but you don't. What you actually do is light a piece of charcoal, and place the frankincense on the charcoal, stand back and enjoy the aroma, which is purported to have antibacterial and anti mosquito properties, as well as smelling pretty good too. Now it is time for the smelly mission number two, perfume oil. Oman is also famous for perfume oils and some had some rather exotic names if ...

A day at the pool

A travel blog entry by dskerik on Mar 30, 2014

1 comment, 16 photos

Today started out quite leisurely. Emma let us sleep until 6:30 rather than 5:30am and then Dave made us French toast. The girls played with the cats and the cats played too! (When they weren't running away from tail grabber Emma!) The skies were overcast and the temperature was 27 degrees! We were getting hot so we made our way to a hotel that had a pool. And what a pool! There was a baby pool for Emma and a pool ...

A Whole New World

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Feb 19, 2014

3 comments, 64 photos

... to the ocean, and the city is built in among the jagged cliffs. Old watchtowers and forts cling to the rocks above; we climbed up to one of the watchtowers, but most are closed or inaccessible. About two miles from Mutrah, we arrived in the old city of Muscat, now just one of many neighborhoods in the sprawling capital (the city sprawls so much because of its geography--between the ocean and the mountains, there are limited areas in which it can build out). Old Muscat ...

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