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 ...
... built in the 1970s and certainly looks like it was, with its plastic-looking pastels and unusual trumpet-shaped flaring columns. The palace, we were told, is not open to visitors, nor is it the full-time residence of the Sultan. However, when the Sultan has dignitaries over such as Queen Elizabeth II, he will usually hold a banquet here in their honour.
Our final stop on this tour was not far from the ship in Muttrah at the souk. We were scheduled to have ½ hour stop ...
... At about this time the dot matrix printer started a paper jam. Johannes tried to help, but so much of the printed paper was getting respooled and reprinted. The papers would have to be carved away to get it to work. After a good minute of beeping and everyone pretending to ignore it, Johannes turned off the printer and the man smiled. It took a lot not to laugh. Looking back, it was a classically hilarious scene.
9) Back to the plane. ...
Nicki is a cheery, buxom Brit who is a teacher by profession but has moved to Muscat with her husband who has an IT contract. She trained as a dive instructor to enjoy her stay in Muscat, and is careful, diligent and enthusiastic.
I, (Lyndsay) have been terrified of diving due in part to past bad experiences and in part to my ...