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... that I relate to. After returning from the cool of Jabel Ahkdar we headed to Dubai, which also was cooler than Muscat. The growth here noticed from 6 years ago is huge. Cranes still litter the skyline. The foreshore of Jumeira beach is just awesome with miles of running track style walkway, Palm lined of course. With shops and eateries, changing sheds, toilets, exercise machines, play activities and hundreds of people all enjoying the beach and beautiful ...
... 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 ...
... in a roller coaster through the desert. Up up up and over we go down down and around the up up again oh no not quite, o o o back wards down down again, off we go again up up up up and over this time and straight over to top, we are flying, down the other side o o o sharp right, now sharp left., keep up Jan! .......... Bas drove some of the time, said it was some of the most challenging driving that he has done. Courage needed to attack some of the difficult pieces ...
Muscat 03 – 06 October
I meet the delightful Sarah, Matteo's girlfriend but not before visiting
Carrefour, a gigantic shopping mall. I think Muscat must have more
shopping malls per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world
and the level of construction of offices, houses, highways is breath
The three of us
head over in the afternoon to pick up my rental. So I love bikes and
travelling by bikes but this ...
... two smelly missions undertaken today. Almost every stall sells frankincense in the souk, but it comes in different colours and different qualities. We had our eye on a stall yesterday and noticed that quite a few local ladies were getting their frankincense there, so we took the plunge and got some too. We plumped for a kilo of the stuff and it is a milky white colour which we found out later is the best quality stuff, so we did well there. We also found out how to burn it, ...