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... but I hate the haggling. Much prefer a fixed price, Both here and in Thailand I never know whether I've paid far too much. Got some nice earrings for Anna and me, both at about 50% of the original price suggested. But we heard afterwards you're supposed to negotiate and pay about 70-80% Less.
not sure if Anna took any pictures today, will ask her later.
... which was ok. You know, for a country that says they value their children, the kids aren't in car seats ( they bounce around in the back seats), and the playgrounds could use a clean. Other then that old Muscat was pretty cool. We will be going back so we can walk around a bit and so we can go to the Souk (market). We also had great snack of samosas. Yummy! Daisie and Emma really enjoyed them. Daisie ended up eating the most. She said they tasted like spring ...
... we weren't eating at the myriad of restaurants, Randy was grilling steaks and burgers and we were chowing down on corn on the cob and salsa and chips, it was the best of both worlds.
On our last night in Oman, as we sat on the rooftop terrace, we felt sad to leave Randy and Michelle, and Duke. It was so special to connect with family and feel like we really got to know Oman through their eyes. We can't thank them enough.
The process then unfolded as follows:
1) Air traffic control. We would have to do this process in the reverse order of Patna, where we did immigration & customs first, and then the control tower business second. We drove a good 5-7 minutes to the tower complex. Given the size of the airport and with this being an area control zone, we actually took care of things in a neighboring building as opposed to the tower itself ...
... the center took a tour of the Sultan's grand mosque. It was beautifully designed with gorgeous persion carpets and swarovski crystal chandeliers. Although I enjoyed walking around the mosque, the tour did get a little preachy at times. Especially when we met with the Imam and had a question and answer with one of the women who work for the mosque. That same day we also went to a FIFA world cup qualifying game. Oman played ...