Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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We arrive Muscat Oman the second largest country in the Arabian Gulf. We stayed at AL Bustan Ritz Carlton enjoying beautiful weather before we boarded our ship the Silver Whisper.
Next stop Salalah, OMAN
Well, the flight was exceptional. We started with caviar which made me so happy and then about every hour we had another course. My 2nd course was sliced lobster with tarragon mayo-ish sauce that was delicious - then I had the roast lamb. My neighbor, Jill, from Rio, had the pumpkin gnocchi. She is quite the character. She lives in Coral Gables, FL …
... being delivered at the airport in time for our flight hime at 2 PM. Hard to believe we're going home already. We will definitely get up earlier to enjoy the pool and sea again before we have to go. The pools are great, eva and Donal went snorkelling as well, but the sea was a bot rough, so they couldn't go too far out.
We went to te sukh this afternoon, ...
... with me or stepped in front of me or beckoned me to ‘Just look. No have to buy!!’ Despite wearing a baseball cap and having a bloody great big camera around my neck, I could have been invisible!!
I met back up with Roisin who was happily sitting on the balcony of our state room. She had spent most of the day on the Big Bus tour. This is a version of the hop on-hop off bus. A whole new adventure but for a different time!!
Every evening when we ...
... more western look with huge skyscrapers and a modern look. In Muscat no building can be over 8 floors tall and must have a traditional look with a white or cream finish. Also the landscape is mountainous and rugged compared to flat desert. Very different from one another and so both are a must see. English was spoken as fluently as Arabic in Dubai but more broken English in Muscat. It's only recently that tourism has become an important strategy ...