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 ...
... with me or stepped in front of me or beckoned me to ‘Just look. No have to buy!!’ Despite wearing a baseball cap and having a bloody great big camera around my neck, I could have been invisible!!
I met back up with Roisin who was happily sitting on the balcony of our state room. She had spent most of the day on the Big Bus tour. This is a version of the hop on-hop off bus. A whole new adventure but for a different time!!
Every evening when we ...
... know if there are avalanches here or not, but it does not look too safe. The mountains had various hues on them in the morning sun.
We learned that some of the marriages are arranged by the man's sisters if he does not find someone on his own. The males give a dowry to the female's family. The guide said the dowry was about $15,000 and that is used to pay for the party of the wedding and jewelry for the bride's family. ...
... one of the most amazing we have encountered but nevertheless, it was still ok to swim in. The beach staff will discreetly appear as soon as you have chosen your seats with a cooler filled with (complimentary) mineral water and proceeded to lay your seats’ cushion with soft towel-beddings and extra towels for your use. On one afternoon, we had even received complimentary freshly-cut cold fruits!!
Gym : We used the gym daily when we were there ...
... Faisal about this word to day. It can mean almost anything. It's like a always-appropriate exclamation. So it can mean "wow!" or "gross!" or "omg" or "come on!" or "stop that!" etc etc. I think it's really useful!
That's it for now! Tomorrow I leave for Salalah, near Yemen, which is really conservative. Also tomorrow is Steve's last day. Steve is incredible and if I had more time I would write a lot about him... we all will really miss him!!
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