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... 14 hours. Yes, 14! FML. And the computer key to epitomise this is ¬
Relatively small airport, relatively quiet...fair enough you might think, that leaves plenty of napping space. The tushy-hating steel armchairs (stationary arms) made it more than impossible to stretch out and get comfortable. The constant icy air con also made it hard to get cosy. Find a fresh spot on the floor ...
... geology. We then went to see the outside of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which was a personal gift from him to his people. This is the 3 rd largest Mosque in the world (2 are bigger in Saudi and one in Palestine); it holds 15,000 worshippers with separate prayer areas for men and women as is customary. Interestingly this is the only Mosque in Muscat to permit the entrance of appropriately dressed non Muslims, only before 1100 though and we were there mid afternoon. Next was ...
... ditched the camping and came home. We were all disappointed and we still enjoy some beach fun. We looked for shells and rocks. Daisie collected lots. So pretty and we were just happy to be there. On the way back we stopped at the world's largest sink hole! It was huge and awesome. You can swim in it. We just took pictures, although Daisie's duck, Julia, took a dip!! We drove home and all the way back, I was ...
... litter (and no stench of rotting trash); the roads are excellent and drivers obey traffic laws, making it a very drivable country; there is not a single motorbike or tuk-tuk or trishaw to be seen. I'll miss the exoticism of South and Southeast Asia, but won't deny that it feels good to be back in a country with some familiar comforts. (To be fair, Singapore has these in abundance, too.) And Oman is certainly still exotic--"a dazzling place I never knew."
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... than positives in that, and they still thought it deserved a frame. Frame of shame. The boys arrived the next day and we spent the afternoon purchasing enough elephant trousers to clothe an army, and what a comfortable army that would be. We went through the protests which were in Thai fashion as friendly as a festival. Only Thais could protest with whistles and cool t shirts with a smile on their face. We met up with the boys back at the ...