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... the Sultan's yacht, liner, it could be either and the
4x4s and top of the range European cars taking their mobile paseo
just over the hills.
We follow a dry
wadi down to Old Muscat, explore the souk and then I discover my
Omani drink, lemon water with mint. Away with you alcohol, this is
the nectar of the gods. We collect another Turkish meal on the way
home and are joined briefly by another friend of Matteo's, a wealthy
Omani and hear a ...
... gate told us) and we had to drive back, stopping at small marina on the way to another place that Kasper suggested. The Golden Oryx, a Chinese restaurant. Daniela, the Portuguese girl invited us (Kasper for the couch and me for the driving) and we really enjoyed the food.
Since we had some time to waste we went to the next coffee shop on the Al Shati road (a sort of promenade where people just drive up ...
... Richard spoke Arabic with the staff and we were invited for dates sprinkled with sesame seeds and arabic cardamon flavoured coffee. This is a very traditional Omani gesture. Continued our journey with a Drive past Bahla Fort, we were forced out at this stage as it was 42 degrees! but it was closed anyway. The fort became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Bahla is also famous for its pottery. Drove through Al Hamra the oldest preserved homes are in Misfah (Misfat Al Abriyyin) ...
... a little Central Asian/Old Soviet style it’s the huge facade of gold and blue colour that sweeps up the front that makes it really stand out. We spent a good hour checking out all the sights around the Palace and in most cases just found ourselves dodging the sun’s rays by running between each shaded view point.
We eventually conceded to the suns power, called it a day and then planned how to get back to the hotel. Normally in most cities this ...
... in the shop from Ottawa this is her first job on a cruse ship and prior she has never cruised. She was telling us of some of the numbers of guests on other cruise sailings and we are lucky 2 cruises ago the majority of the ship was Brazilian and Chinese. She said it was hard to communicate with them and they were very loud. She also said the next sailing in mostly ...