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7th October continued A$1 = 0.25 Omania rials OR1 = A$4 We did a smart turn against the no entry arrow, and parked outside the Nasseem Hotel. Greg is not convinced that it is suitable, but we say we are fine and bid him farewell. The foyer is pretty ordinary, so we ask to look at a room. There are no front rooms, so look at a fourth [top] floor …
... getting taken to the city center after class on Wednesday, and Thursday has been declared a national holiday by the sultan so we have self study (technically a long weekend :-)). Hopefully the week goes well.
Oh and I have discovered the best new drink ever.. fresh lemon and mint juice! It is soooo refreshing and they make the best fresh juices here!! It's our treat to ourselves on especially long and stressful days. Until next ...
... it stops. They say that there is plenty of work and they don't want to encourage laziness. All public services, education and health care are provided out of oil revenues. Oman is ruled by a Sultan of 72 who keeps a very low profile. No-one knows whether or not he is married and has any children. Oman is a sovereign dictatorship and has been (I believe) for over 50 years.
Household water comes from a ...
components which collectively make up the fabric of the Arabian
tapestry. One key element to the success of Oman being preserved in its
natural format is that, barring the numerous shopping malls and relative
commercialism of the airport, for the most part, those western
trappings, such as leisure parks / complexes, skyscrapers, neon lights
and the like are all conspicuous by their absence, and the elements of ...
... for people back home, clothes not appropriate for Ramadan, things like that. The race has also begun to get rid of all my hair products and stuff. I need that space to take back Khandjar and other such things. I'm beginning to wonder how many knives I can take back in my checked luggage before the TSA freaks about all the weapons I'm taking from the Middle East to the US. I hope a lot. Because I want to take back a ton.
Yesterday the we, ...