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... is, a mess.
We're all settling into the rhythm of the days and this place. Right now, things are a little bumpy. But we'll all get used to each other, especially since we won't be able to speak in English after this week.
I wish we had time for naps. Escaping the heat and getting some sleep sounds like heaven to me.
I promised I would spread the word. Come to Oman for vacation. It's amazing and beautiful, impossible not to love. ...
... me critically, I was over a line. It was a good lesson in respecting other people's sensibilities.
I eat so much in this country. After we had changed back into modest clothing and braided our hair in elaborate ways we walked to a mosque, then a meal. The buildings in this part of the world are so beautiful. We finished off the day with delicious Indian food. Then went back to the hotel to prepare for the next.
... pretty sick so that caused a lot of delay and confusion. (She's better now - a precautionary trip to the hospital went well) After waiting for her we got our visas and everything, and then spent a long time figuring out baggage (our bags aren't here - possibly tomorrow night at best), and finally walked out. The biggest thing I noticed was that people stared with less reservation than they do in the US. ...
... on our return. The shuttle coach was air conditioned and in very good nick.
The Muscat that we saw had jagged hill and mountain tops surrounding the port. And no greenery on the hills whatsoever. It looked strange, but still had great natural beauty. Little forts had been built into the rock and there were quite a few of these round forts visible from the ship and from the port. I really don`t know why but when I saw these forts I immediately thought of the movie version ...
... Koran is taught to men telling them how to treat their wife or wives. They can have up to four. But, for each wife you have you must provide a separate house, “so there is no fighting.”
“It is very expensive,” our taxi driver tells us. As a taxi driver, he says, he can afford only one wife. He has five children and will have more, Insha Allah (God Willing). He comes from a family of 12 children.
I am thinking of working up a treatment for ...