Al Nahda Resort & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... large desk and a man with our passports is waiting for us. More passport stamps and another twenty quid sees us waved away again with a new small piece of paper. We assume we're now in and we return to the car and without a second thought take the wrong exit and head off back to the UAE. Swift U turn and we are now en route to the hotel, but there is one more gate to drive through. This time the guy demands the small piece of paper, we hand it over ...
... next step is would be our downfall.
After taking a look at the map, we decided that we would be able to walk to a near by shopping center that we thought was within walking distance. Long story short, it was not and we walked in the blazing heat and humidity for probably over a mile until we got to the shopping center. Several Cars stopped to ask us if we wanted a ride or just to stare at us. (all of them cars with males, so that ...
... forts, dramatically situated atop a small natural rock outcrop and backdropped by the jagged peaks of the Jebel Nakhal, a spur of the main Western Hajar range," according to the Rough Guide to Oman. “The origins of the fort probably date back to pre-Islamic times, although the structure was continuously remodeled over the following centuries, including a substantial rebuilding in the mid-17th century, while the ...
... of Muscat on the costal plain. Barka is a mostly quiet town, though the fish market was bustling with activity. In addition there is construction underway which will create a new tourist district, so Barka will likely be totally different in 5-10 years. We got off of the bus and walked around for about 15 minutes. We felt a little unwelcome as we were foreigners intruding into the local fish market, but after a few ...
... tedious for any reader.
Of course, that highlights the fact that this is the idyllic, sunny, social lifestyle but there is the frustrating 'otherside' of living here as an expat.
I recently started to visit a blog of a writer here, who has since moved away as he was entirely disillusioned and somewhat tired of the bureaucracy and the media amongst other things... he loved the country, its people and its beauty ...