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... along with his benevolence in sharing his knowledge of Kilwa and his poems and ballads with us.
4. Having my ears be serenaded by the lovely traditional Omani music as I walked the streets of Sohar. These performances definitely win over the musical concerts of the world today, especially because I was able to experience them so close up!
5. Seeing the impressive dry stone construction ...
... The city was in a constant movement, not only within the market square, but also the fleets sent out along the trade route by the government to ship goods and to collect tributes. Caught up in this unforgettable moment, an accidental glance at my watch overrode all prior thoughts as I virtually flew across the market to the other side of the city to my meeting place with Nathan in a small shack near a rice farm. After stumbling around from one dwelling to the next, I ...
... of activities going on. Tim is running in another marathon next Sunday outside Hong Kong. We hope to see Bradley and Lisa Davies, from PEI, there – also running in the half marathon, I think.
Communicating on the Internet has become even more challenging here since the government has completely blocked Gmail – a huge inconvenience for many Chinese people as well as expats. We went over to visit one of the teachers the other night. Her husband is ...
... expecting a friendly people. There, I've said it. The word I chose for N was “base”, perhaps “paysan”. But these are all preconceptions waiting to be smashed.
“By the way, I am expecting to see pandas roaming the streets, or running around fields, or working in productively in mines or whatever pandas do – given the enormous number you seem to export around the world,” I said.
“Yeah sure,” he replied. Then warned me ...
... speakers. I wonder what marco Polo thought when he saw them eating spaghetti and took it home, and you will see spaghetti served with everythiing, even steaks, here.
Enough history and on to the sights seen. The Chen outdoor museum is a place with a lot of culture and has artwork dating back about 1000 years. The reaql action though goes back about 700 years when the origianl building started. Next it was time to go to the Temple of Six banyon ...