Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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The rain had stopped during the night and it was a beautiful day in the morning again. My trip took me back along the road and I tried to stop off at some prehistoric tombs that have been there for 5000 years (3000 bc). It wasn't that easy to find the way to get close to these tombs. I had to cross another wadi and drive along one. It was all explained in the Book and I did finally get there walked up to the beehive tombs maybe 200 m, saw a little snake ...
A problem shared is a problem two people have, or in this case a virus shared is an illness two people can share. I thought I felt the start of the nasty virus yesterday, but convinced myself it couldn't possibly be. But the nasty little critter has crossed the gender barrier and is no longer that most awful of illnesses, man flu, but has mutated into that definitely not so serious and not so unpleasant woman flu. There are many differences between the two illnesses, the ...
Today started off with hopes of campfires, hot dogs and tenting on the beach. Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas! We knew that there was a possibility of rain, we just thought it would happen later in the week! We got to the beach after an amazing drive through the mountains (love the mountains here) and it was 25 degrees and sunny. We saw camels, goats and donkeys. As soon as we hit the coast though, the ...
... in February is perfect: consistently in the 70s and sunny, with a sea breeze and the slightest chill at night. It is easy to conform to the country's conservative dress standards right now; August would be another matter entirely, though. (My other three visits to the Middle East/North Africa have occurred in August, so I am well acquainted with that heat.)
We walked along the Corniche after lunch, admiring the spectacular setting of Muscat. The mountains come ...
... all you saw was her eyes and you made a judgement mostly based on her eyes ( or so he said). He quote was: " you saw her eyes but you didn't know what else you were getting because of the burqa"! Nowadays he says it is easier, as more women work outside the house and do not wear the face coverings at work, so you get a better idea of what you might be getting.
Other fun facts learned today. The man must pay for the wedding. He has to pay a dowry to the ...