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... myrrh/Amber / and something else Arabian I'd never heard of!!! A few pics ..it was limited in the views here - and I'm trying to practise restraint too!! One sea day ...then Salalah..another Oman port....so that's good ...this is a very different culture for me - nice to see their dress,residences,eateries.mosques,..etc ... Ps...latest swag=solar generated device for re-charging cell phones etc!!!...don't have one of ...
... then into the souk where Sebastian couldn't resist buying Omani headgear so he could blend in with the locals. We then drove into old Muscat to see the royal palace and a museum of Omani life full of interesting artefacts. Travelling further down the coast after Ahmed had picked up his laundry,we saw the marina and finally a very fancy hotel complex where we had lunch and a very large cold ...
bright and early and we are off to the vegetable souk, closed because
of Eid, and the Grand Mosque Sultan Qaboos, well and truly open. It
is majestic. There is something about mosques that appeals to me. A
sense of serenity is always my first impression and be they large and
ornate or small and simple the feeling is the same. The chandelier
dominating the roof weighs 8 tons so I skip quickly under it. The
carpet is said to be ...
... near them. Goats seem to wander freely but clearly they belong to someone. Also pass housing subdivisions being built, some houses with magnificent facades - we wonder what they would be like inside, all built with concrete breeze blocks and plaster but no sign of any reinforcing steel. Negotiated thru a huge cloverleaf motorway intersection. 36°C outside car at the moment, at 10.30am. Passed the construction of what is to be the country's 2nd largest University at Nizwa, ...
... not chaotic enough, and selling too much Chinese plastic junk when compared to the crazy ones in Istanbul or Fez. Blah. Our fish lunch was fresh and great, and to the chagrin of the manager we let the cats sample the fare. And that about wrapped up our sightseeing. We enjoyed a bit. Of sun by the hotel pool for what may be the last time as we near dreary European November weather. For dinner we contacted Dietmar and Veronika from the Silver Eagle to see if they wanted ...