Al Falaj Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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I constantly resist the urge to open the windows and doors. It's hot inside. BUT even hotter outside. Turn the AC on instead and look out the tinted window at the dusty landscape, where square concrete structures form dots. The Omani architecture, Persian design, made of cement, either white or cream, has straight simple lines, small windows to keep the heat out, walls on the boundary and beautiful wrought iron gates, and paving galore. Very little garden or ...
Our day started early as we drove to the Grand Mosque only recently built. A magnificent building surrounded by stunning gardens all laid out in Islamic patterns and it was odd to see traditional British bedding plants all about to bloom in December but it is too hot for them in their summer. We first visited the ladies prayer room whose simple beauty was only matched by the men's prayer ...
... at Haweat Najm Park, is now turned into a tourist park. The limestone under the earth had dissolved resulting in a very large circular cave-in with water at the bottom. When we visited some people had taken the steps down to the bottom and were swimming and floating in the salty water. It looked very inviting at 39°C. This is apparently a very recent event. Visited Tiwi a little village well known for it's date plantations. Al-Hosn village was up a wadi (valley) which ...
... that said, we have been indulging. The weather has been hot and amazing! The girls seem to be adapting well and really enjoying the cats (we will feature the cats in another entry) and Auntie Nicole and Uncle Craig's place. I think we have adjusted to the time change and heat. There is so much to see and do here. I know it's not a normal destination and if you could swing it, I would highly recommend a trip to Oman. A beautiful place to be! Till later Mama ...
... the bride. He also has to throw 2-3 parties for his family, her family and the wedding. Our guide today said it cost him $70,000 to get married! 800 people attended their wedding/parties. Although Omani men can have more than one wife, he also said one wife is enough!
In Salalah we saw new modern homes with Bedouin tents in the back yard. It turns out that old habits are hard to break; they often like to spend evenings and early mornings in their tents.