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... struck me about Muscat is just how Arabic it really is - for some reason, when I thought of Muscat I thought of glass skyscrapers and post-modern architectural abominations. What I found was a quaint village as if lifted from the pages of Arabian nights. Omani law requires all buildings (including, I noted, embassies) to be built in a traditional Omani/Arab style. The result is a low strung, white washed town spotted with bright blue domes and ornate, arched ...
... pretty posh hotel (at least by our standards), and we slept very well in a fluffy comforter. The alternative hotel was really far away from everything, but we had insisted that our hotel pick us up at 10 a.m. the next morning (we had left our rental car at the original hotel and they had driven us to the second hotel), so we were able to check in to our original hotel and get out sightseeing by 11 a.m.--later than we usually like to, but not so bad.
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... Our hotel was lovely. Extremely friendly and great service. We went straight to sleep. Our Christmas Day was spent on a hop on, hop off bus service. We visited Muttrah, saw the souq, port, the corniche,all around the city and then did a walking tour of the sultans palace, and the 2 forts. We had an Indian buffet for Christmas dinner. Boxing Day was again spent on the hop on hop off bus getting to the Grand mosque early enough to go in. Pretty impressive. Ate loads of ...
... after the minority plane ride the doors opened from customs to reveal a further line of men – it felt like being on a dating show!! Our trusty board no where to be seen but a desk for the hotel we are staying at which soon reveals a sign for Dr Cox!! In no time at all we are whisked off onto the smooth roads without any horns, speed limits that are adhered to as well and general etiquette which means you can sink into the luxury leather seats ...
... way we even enjoyed our sandwiches. High fives and smiles were also in order.
Night fell as we neared Oman. The controllers though were very professional and gave us vectors to final approach on the ILS approach. We were in radar coverage again! Upon landing there was confusion as to where we should park and how and where we could get avgas. After such a long flight I was frustrated by it, but Johannes put me in my place and I calmed down. ...