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That is the question that has been bothering me since I arrived in Muscat about 24 hours
About 50% of men on the street here wear the traditional “dishdasha”, a sort of robe
looking like a long sleeved, collarless shirt, but continuing like a bulky dress all the way to
the ankles. Nearly always pure white, …
Emma is 15 months today and we had a nice day swimming in the pool. Well, Daisie did! The pool was cooooollllldddd! Dave and I went in but only lasted a little while! Emma tried it out and then cried and yelled at us because it was to cold. Falling face first in the kiddie pool didn't help either!! We had snacks there and lots of sunshine. Nicole then took us girls to the mall! Most of the stores were closed and the bigger ones were opened! The one store sure had a lot ...
... and managed to give us a well rounded view of Oman, everything from Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at the Royal Opera House to the fish souk and gold souk. I love the fish souk but the gold souk smelled much better. We went for a challenging hike in the hills that gave us great views of the city and the giant "incense burner," traveled to Nizwa to see a 17th century fort, visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to admire the ...
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 ...
... places on the way though! The fort was built in 1600s to protect the trade routes and town. It is one of the largest in Oman and has a huge ( but not all that tall - 100m) round tower. It was restored in the 90s as it was apparently bombed by the British in the 1950s. It looked like not much had been done to the displays since its restoration, but the building itself was interesting. There were a couple of groups of black clad schoolgirls, all ...
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