Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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... Sam and Pam for coffee. I have to say that as far as hotels go this is probably the most magnificent, the name “palace” suitably describing it, it was breathtaking. We sat down together for coffee in this beautiful hall, surrounded by gold and high ceilings – the coffees came over on a tiny silver tray with accompanying biscuits/chocolates a small glass of water, it was very fancy. After siting in aw of our surroundings we then decided to explore the ...
... and enjoyed being at a 5000 year old burial site all on my own with no one watching.
On the drive back to Muscat I cut across between two major roads and came through some nice villages with some forts and oasis like little valleys. This I felt was really off the beaten path with kids waving and being really happy ( I assume) to see such a strange white man walking around their town.
Since the couch didn't work out that night I went back to ...
... 2006 when oil prices recovered. The previous 15 years were ones of austerity when oil prices were low as $11 US a barrel. We were told this is one of the pitfalls of a one dimensional oil based economy and now that prices have increased there is an urgency to develop Oman as a credible tourist destination. This hive of activity has made getting around Muscat a real challenge. Even Emily the GPS has been confused because of the number of very new ...
... two smelly missions undertaken today. Almost every stall sells frankincense in the souk, but it comes in different colours and different qualities. We had our eye on a stall yesterday and noticed that quite a few local ladies were getting their frankincense there, so we took the plunge and got some too. We plumped for a kilo of the stuff and it is a milky white colour which we found out later is the best quality stuff, so we did well there. We also found out how to burn it, ...
... 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.
We set out ...