Park Inn by Radisson Muscat
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... a road trip of 45 minutes was to the Grand Mosque (apparently a must see), they dropped us off for a 30 minute 'self-tour' and guess what - the place closed for the day an hour earlier..... so for a half hour in 40degree heat with 100percent humidity......
Anyway, the next stop was a museum, that was interesting and OK ( at least air conditioned!), Liz did the whole show in 5 min ...
... century Nakhl fort. During the 1hr 20 minute journey, the landscape was very flat with scattered communities appearing through this barren landscape. Toward the end of the journey, the scenery became more rugged. These were the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains.
Nakhl in Arabic means ‘date farm’ as it became evident as to how this fort got its name. From the ramparts of the fort, many date trees could be seen creating the illusion of an oasis in the middle ...
... to (presumably?) thank Allah for the riches bestowed on them through oil and gas seems intense, but I guess no more so than between the cathedral builders of Europe! Ah the power of religion!
Then to the Military Museum - which is a fascinating exposition of the history of Oman through the eyes of its military - battles, conquests, defeats, invasions, revolutions, despatch of invading foreigners, rise and fall of an ...
... and they King is in the process of building a much bigger museum opposite his palace. Next the palace, again a large modern building that you can walk around the outside and photograph. Photo attached. The overall impression of Muscat it that they have a very good ruler who is working very hard to improve his country and the lives of his people. The general atmosphere is peaceful and friendly and a good place to ...
... wine we were back in the taxi and heading for old Muscat. Again this driver - didn't get his name - was excellent and we had a private tour seeing areas we wouldn't have visited from a tour bus. We were so close to the Sultans Palace it was fantastic and even got to take photos through the main gate! The palace is the only building I can remember from previous visits and one I always admired.
Back for a wander round the souk and a few ...