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... the souq- the gold souq. Windows full of bracelets,chains and the likes. You could spend hours in here trying on the exquisite jewelry catering to every taste. All these beautiful things and no where to wear them!!
With the souq closing and an hour before the next bus I wander the waterfront and take a fresh juice from one of the few local restaurants that's open. Having the typical curiosity of the foreigner conversation with the staff time quickly dwindles by and I soon see ...
... we couldn't get entrance to the inside at that time but arranged to return in na hour's time. In the mean time we went to the Grand Mosque, another enormous modern building of marble, complete with 5 minarets. We had to be clad in back robes and Susan also had a black head scarf,making her look like Sister Perpetua wile I wore my own scarf. First we ventured into the women's hall which has a carpet of English wilton marked for ...
... of different areas; the government building area (lots of similar, large white boxy buildings), the car-buying area, the clothes shopping malls, the embassy area (very fancy, bright white, small boxy buildings) etc. We drove past the Sultan Qaboos mosque. It was huge. The mosque once had the largest rug in the world, until Abu Dhabi took that title. It was surrounded by a small green park area - this is what I saw when flying over this morning. Sadly it's only open to visitors in ...
... They were wearing traditional clothes of the region. They had their 5 children (maximum now allowed in Oman) with them.
The palace was vast with immaculate gardens and marble everywhere. Talking of immaculate, there is not a sign of any litter and no graffiti anywhere in Muscat.
All in all a great day, enhanced by the warmness of the Omani people.
Early night tonight (before 11:00pm) as we are visiting Fujairah tomorrow.
Bye for now
Sue and ...
... on the south/right side of street, next to the caravan restaurant) pretty quick. On the way there passing by a car rental place that offered Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Bentleys.
Tickets to Muscat were 55 Dirham (about 10€) and the bus was leaving in 2 hours. So I still had some time but not much to do there so I set down in the bus that was waiting. The seat allocated moved around a couple of people (quite rudely) and we were off to ...