Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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Today started off hot! So hot it was unbelievable. The heat took my breath away. We woke up late and headed for breakfast at cafe@270. Breakfast was Seattles best coffee (not great) with raisin bran and melon fingers followed by a cinnamon and raisin bagel with lashings of butter. Food was nice but the service was a lot to be desired. Seemed that …
... queue!, I
get through to the arrivals hall. We head back to his house picking
up some Turkish food on the way. The house is beautiful and
absolutely enormous, set in a Omani residential area and, there is a
new resident, Riff B Catsby, a tiny rescued ginger cat who is fed,
fussed over and medicated. Some cats have all the luck. About to die
in a wadi one day, in the lap of luxury the ...
... This explain all the big machines digging up the mountain side! Daisie and Emma had a great time playing and swimming in the water. I thought Daisie was going to want to play in the pool and she had too much fun in the water at the beach! There were a ton of fish swimming around. In fact, when Daisie and I climbed up the hill to look down into the water, we were surprised by how many fish there were and big ones too! I'm glad I didn't see them before ...
... took 600 women four years to weave. It contains 1.7 billion hand tied knots, measures 70 by 60 meters and weighs 21 tons. The gardens surrounding the mosque are also elegant.
Oman is one of the more liberal Arab countries. Women drive and have equal rights. They work, and we saw some women on the streets of Muscat without covered faces. Oman seems to be the Switzerland of the Middle East, neutral in its dealings with other countries. It does not try to take ...
... grabbing the nearest public transport to the centre of town, but not in Muscat. Muscat has no intercity buses, no trains, trams, metros or even passenger ferries that can carry mass passengers throughout the town to their destinations. Most locals have cars and the rest of them and the tourists have to fight it out for the few taxis in operation, because of this lack of taxis it is not uncommon for a taxi half full to also pick you up and take you to your ...