Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... focussed and thinks on the job, and doesn't cheat by taking breaks that are too long, or turning up late. I can see her running the store herself in a few years time. She told me how lucky I was being able to travel alone, as it would be impossible for a solo woman from her culture to do this... I am well aware of my good fortune on this front, having met women in many lands who have told me the same.
Talking about her family, she explained that her mother ...
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 ...
Despite my best intentions our plan to visit the souk early this morning has failed to materialise. The woman flu has left me feeling a bit washed out today, so instead of hitting the shops at opening, we don't get there until 11 am. But today we are on a smelly mission Muscat has always had a strategic position on the spice trail, and one of the most valuable commodities traded in this area was frankincense. We have decided we cannot possibly leave without buying some and this is ...
... thankful for seat belts, car seats, 4x4 vehicles and Uncle Craig's driving! We then drove and found a village with ruins and terrace gardens. Beautiful! For our last evening here, Nicole and I went out for dinner and the boys stayed home with the kids. We girls had a great time. I indulged in a few drinks with dinner and was feeling good by the time we got home. Needless to say, I went to bed pretty quick! We have been very lucky to ...
... 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 ...