Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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... Whilst there is really not that much to do in Oman, it sure is a nice place to wonder around!
On that note, I did see a few things on my travels. I started in the walled Old Muscat area and saw the Sultan's Palace, Al Jalali Fort, and Al Mirani Fort. The forts were apparently so well built by the Portuguese that they are still used by the Omani military today. Needless to say, for this reason they are closed to the public. Driving through Muscat Gate, I ...
... 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 ...
... Our hotel was lovely. Extremely friendly and great service. We went straight to sleep. Our Christmas Day was spent on a hop on, hop off bus service. We visited Muttrah, saw the souq, port, the corniche,all around the city and then did a walking tour of the sultans palace, and the 2 forts. We had an Indian buffet for Christmas dinner. Boxing Day was again spent on the hop on hop off bus getting to the Grand mosque early enough to go in. Pretty impressive. Ate loads of ...
... t carry it back to your table, they do it for you,2 people eating but cant out your bag on the floor, here have another chair... and so it goes on!! I have never been anywhere quite with service like it!! A walk to explore the grounds reveal a lazy river that connects the different parts of the hotel, a beach which is still being swept to ensure its completely level and they are even picking the shells from it! To the beach where you are given a ...
So, we have the incredible honor of having the CEO of National Geographic on this trip with us. His name is John Fahey and he is with his beautiful wife Heidi. They are kind and gracious and a pleasure to be with and talk to. John is retiring after 16 years in just 2 months and is going to now be Chairman of the Board.
Last night before we went to dinner, John gave us a talk on change and how necessary it is to prosper in today's world - and what ...
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