InterContinental Hotel Muscat
Travel Blogs from Sultan Qaboos
... abaya and said "Yes" I could take their photo. They were from Indonesia and were working here on contract. We were invited by hillside farmers for coffee, but this time we declined as we wanted to keep going. Tanuf, 3pm, old abandoned ruins of town made from daub, straw, mud, cow/camel dung. Falag system still working. A sudden downpour and we ran for the car. Temperature dropped to 25°C. Outskirts of Nizwah we went to the largest Lulu's Hypermarket so far, fabulous selection ...
... leg, driving back to Muscat to visit Al Alam Palace. This is in the new suburb of Muscat and is one of 8 Palaces owned by Sultan Quaboos. The Sultan is a very reserved person and no one knows much about his private life; how many wives he has or indeed children. When he dies, he will have already chosen a successor to his throne. The next in line is not necessarily the eldest son, it is who the Sultan choses. It might even be his favourite camel if he so wishes!!
... in sights. Antiques and souvenirs are sold in the souks where you can get traditional food or even smoke a water pipe. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the main Mosque in the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Muscat and has capacity of 20,000 worshippers. Not far from the cities are valleys with lush green trees, plants and beautiful pools of water in the middle of desert area. These are called Wadi and used for many ...
... to Jebel Shams Resort in time for dinner and had a good night sleep.
The following day, we started off our journey back to Muscat but not before my husband had run up and down the peak following the W6 trekking path. He took only 3.5 hours to complete his run!!
We stopped at Nizwa to visit its famous fort and souq on our way back. The staff from the car rental company was surprised that we could drive with the vehicle all ...
... with lunch was no good. Dang it. By the end of our 5 hours ob Arabic, I was completely burned out, and very very homesick. Not so much homesick, but missing everyone I love. Old sights and feelings and memories aren't very attractive to me in this new world. It was then that it was time to sign the language pledge.
The room quieted down really quickly after that. Even the loudest of us were pointed and motioning. We're getting very good at pantomiming very ...
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