InterContinental Hotel Muscat
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Our day started early as we drove to the Grand Mosque only recently built. A magnificent building surrounded by stunning gardens all laid out in Islamic patterns and it was odd to see traditional British bedding plants all about to bloom in December but it is too hot for them in their summer. We first visited the ladies prayer room whose simple beauty was only matched by the men's prayer ...
... window and by the time things
settled down it was getting too late to explore the high mountains of
those two beautiful countries. Another year maybe.
My nephew, Darach, has been raving
about Oman since he went there to work and another nephew, Matteo,
also now working in Muscat, is equally fulsome in his praise. Why
not? With a flight and a 4x4 booked and a vague ...
... a blast on our "private beach" and we were hard pressed to leave but night was a coming and we still had a boat ride back to the dock!! When we got back to the dock, there were a whole bunch of catamarans coming in. They were part of a race going on! It was really neat to see them all docked. What a great day! We finished off our day with Thai food for dinner. Yummy! Tomorrow we prepare for beach camping!! Mama ...
... was nice; Muscat is VERY, VERY nice. It is amazing what a few billion dollars of oil money can do in a 40 year period. Treed boulevards interspersed with flower gardens and sculptured bushes, new modern buildings and houses (all in white, mandated by the sultan), clean cars( you can be fined if caught with a dirty one), the fanciest opera house in the Middle East, and very clean. Some people call it the "Singapore of the Middle East" because of its cleanliness. ...
... metres away, which was the Sultan’s Palace and old forts.
The Palace was amazing and its history dates back over 200 years. The original structure was built by Imam Sultan bin Ahmed, who was the 7th direct grandfather of the current Sultan who remains in power today. The Palace’s design and colour goes against the Sultan’s special design rules that everyone else has to follow and as such the building stands out from the crowd. Apart ...