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 ...
... 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 ...
... outside, to the Grand Mosque a magnificent building and gardens; something the Omani people are justly proud of. Up to 20,000 people can worship there at the same time. We passed their newly built Opera house, the largest in the world; the stage set can move the stage 20 feet forwards, sideways and backwards – the only one in the world that can do this. Western Operas, ballets and theatre groups perform there and the average price of ...
... the bus. Eventually, the other party (which had another person show up on their side) won, and came on to the bus and went straight to the back and asked for tickets. This time, my ticket had a copy torn out of it, making me think that this is what should have happened the first time, but didn't, which may be what the fight was about. The proper procedure may not have been followed, or something along those lines. Still the fight seemed a lot more intense than that. ...