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Ahmed drove us up and over the mountains and then along the coast to Wadi Shab. This is a narrow river gorge that was,until a violent flash flood in 2007,beautifully verdant and fruit producing. It now has a different beauty as the few locals try and rebuild their small plots. To get to the start of a unique hike you have to take a short boat ride under the bridge that only recently ...
... 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 ...
... outside behind the hills. This was a secluded 5 star resort Al Jissa, nestled in the rocks on the Gulf of Oman.
We were greeted by shiny blue Rolls Royce Silver Phantom rolling up the road contrasted by the beige, rocky background. It really fit into the scenery with the yachts and fancy Hotel set in the rocks.
Unfortunately the fancy Hotel didnt have a parking spot left (or so the security guard ...
Well it had to happen. It rained today! The sky was dark and everyone was feeling restless. We were supposed to go to our desert camping but got the days mixed up! Tomorrow we go! Supposed to rain in the desert tomorrow too! Oh well. Hopefully, we will get to see a Wadi with water in it !! Today was spent doing laundry and hanging out. Nicole and I snuck off to the mall and did some shopping! Nice to be kid free! In ...