Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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... with a variety of pamphlets, books and cue cards. I am also offered a copy of the Koran, “everyone should have one”, I am told and then I will truly understand Islam. I decline, citing little room in my bag and weight concerns. She advises me that Oman was the first country to adopt Islam and therefore is the best place to gain an understanding of the principles. I thank her and rush on as it is getting late and I fear the mosque will close before I can finish seeing it. The ...
... of cities it was then a brief sail over towards Muscat, Oman. I’d heard of Oman being described as “like Aladdin” which to anyone who knows me will instantly realize the level of excitement I then had. The sail in greeted us with a stunning backdrop of mountains and fort buildings aside a town of white buildings beveled into the landscape between the masses of high peaks, the stuff of postcards. We popped into town and wandered around, unfortunately ...
... and visited natural history museum, Muscat Mosque (third largest in world) and finally amazing opera house. We liked Oman it's much more 'real' than the UAE and seems to have retained more of its char hater despite the new developments. We now have 5 nights and 4 days before our arrival in ...
... the Hajar Mountains to return to Muscat and the ship. We had a good day and we enjoyed the opportunity to see both the city and the countryside. We got back at about 6:15 or so. They had an Arabian BBQ on the Lido deck, so that is what we had for dinner. We tried to stay up for the Pilipino crew show at 11:00 PM, but we were both pretty wiped out from the long day, so we just watched a movie and went to bed.
Next: One more day at sea, then then the architectural marvels of ...
Surprisingly the Bedouin came back at 6 in the morning and gave me my 20 Rial and drove me down back to the road. He got out in the middle of nowhere (no tents, camels or palm trees around for at least a kilometre) and I asked him if I should take him anywhere, but he was fine.
He even stopped by a couple of minutes later when I stopped at the side of the road to see where I was going next. I decided to drive to Wadi Batha ...