Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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Having watched the port presentation on Muscat we were in two minds as whether it was worth getting off the ship. In fact there were so many problems getting shuttle buses to the local town we decided we were better off on the ship doing our laundry and chilling! We decided to brave the 40 degree heat & sit on the balcony with a bottle of champagne! Thanks Gareth ...
... abaya and said "Yes" I could take their photo. They were from Indonesia and were working here on contract. We were invited by hillside farmers for coffee, but this time we declined as we wanted to keep going. Tanuf, 3pm, old abandoned ruins of town made from daub, straw, mud, cow/camel dung. Falag system still working. A sudden downpour and we ran for the car. Temperature dropped to 25°C. Outskirts of Nizwah we went to the largest Lulu's Hypermarket so far, fabulous selection ...
... guards, that we weren’t interested in their services. It was a classic standoff.
At last a representative from the airport came in a nice air-conditioned car. He explained that, due to the vastness of the Ahmendabad airport and for security reasons, they would take us from one area to the next, but it would cost us the equivalent of $20 per ride. A few rides at $20 sounded a lot better than $800 for handling so we gladly took him up on ...
... to (presumably?) thank Allah for the riches bestowed on them through oil and gas seems intense, but I guess no more so than between the cathedral builders of Europe! Ah the power of religion!
Then to the Military Museum - which is a fascinating exposition of the history of Oman through the eyes of its military - battles, conquests, defeats, invasions, revolutions, despatch of invading foreigners, rise and fall of an ...
... released from quarantine at 5 PM and had my first substantial meal in two days; rice toast, French onion soup and tea. I am still feeling the effects of a restricted diet and somewhat weakened that I cancelled my ticket for the 8 hour tour on day 2. Due to my previous condition, I received a full refund.
Tomorrow, I will stay on the ship and enjoy my recovery.
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