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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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... 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 ...
... disparaging description of Arab thinking.
Matteo and I are
back at Carrefour on Monday morning for me to buy provision although
I have booked a hotel for the night. We say good bye or more likely
au revoir as we should be seeing each other again before my time here
ends. The Cullen hospitality lives on in the next generation.
I head north to
Sohar but get fed up with the dual carriageway and the crazy Omani
... a few km back the road I came from, then I turned off the main route 23 and drove up north along a nice curvy mountain road that lead over a pass and through a village to a Wadi.
Due to the fact that I was up early again I was again the first person at the Wadi, I wandered around bit. A young Omani wanted to walk with me and showed me a couple of places. This Wadi was much more developed than Wadi Shab, it had bridges and a ...
... there, unbelievably, the captains of the PC12s and one of the TBMs showed up to clear up discrepancies in their flight plan. Again, I hate to say it, but a bit of schadenfreude. Our friendly air traffic control officer was still listenting to the drone of the dot-matrix printer off to the side of his desk. Over the past couple hours the stack of printed paper had grown considerably to a couple inches high. Judging by the stacks in the corner, there ...
... eating and drinking! We enjoyed the laziness of beginning a week in the one place after one or two-night stands throughout the trip.
The Omani rial is a high value currency so changing it into 'small money' to keep tips reasonable is essential! Handing a $A15 tip to a room service waiter for a $30 bottle of wine is silly, I worked out after I had done it!