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... Bin Said since 1970 and has flourished under his rule. He has worked to increase tourism in Oman, as well as other businesses using the money that the petroleum industry has brought in. They know that the oil industry will not last forever, so have a goal to reduce their dependence on the oil industry, which is currently about 50% of their economy, to about 20 to 30% in the next several years.
We finally arrived at the Nizwa and began with a tour of the ...
... around but finished pretty quick and decided to wait (and catch up on the blog) in a Costa Coffee shop for Aziz to call me.
A little later he called and told me he was on the way and I should meet him in the car park at the lifts. Somehow we missed each other and had to meet up in another way but it eventually all worked out. Aziz is a cool guy, self-employed at 26 and runs a construction company which keeps him very busy, so that we had to pass by his ...
... but before we leave dry land we decide to have some hummus with flatbreads and Arabian coffee. The coffee was a surprise, quite weak which was disappointing, but highly spiced, there was definitely cardamom and lots of it, but we can't say for certainty what else was in it. The hummus was whipped to a smooth and creamy consistency with warm bread straight from the griddle, absolutely excellent. We get back on the ship, shower, see a show and eat a very late dinner, what a great ...
... passed us and sprayed heavy clouds of dust into our windshield, but Dennis took it slow and we made it up to the canyon just a couple of minutes after the guided 4x4 tours. Our little Suzuki sedan did superbly. The views of the canyon from the top of the mountain were awe-inspiring. While all of the people on guided tours were stuck eating overpriced sit-down lunches at the restaurant on the top of the mountain, Dennis and I took our picnic and struck out on a ...
We had planned our departure for 7am, an hour before the rest of the group, and an hour before the others were allowed to leave by using the handling agent. By making our own flight plan with the controller the previous day, we could plan as we wanted. It did though mean an early taxi ride in the dark with Imran's brother and before any breakfast.
This day would have two flights, the first to Ahmendabad to clear customs, and the second to ...