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The Bait Adam Museum to which we were taken turned out to be a private individual’s collection of memorabilia, located in a residential district.
The owner, Abdul Latif al Bulushi, retired from his government job in 1991 and since then has devoted himself to accumulating an impressive collection of antique coins, maps, photos and manuscripts.
It was all nicely displayed, but many of the exhibits ...
... attackers),the village souq(market) and the picnic lunch at the top of the Akbar mountains where there was a beautiful hotel with its view of the terraced hanging gardens on the opposite cliff face. Nice coffee at the hotel. We were disappointed we saw no camels but did see mountain goats and the goat herder. It was a very steep descent with escape ramps for vehicles that lose their brakes! ...
... experience was it was a little amusing as it was quite clearly our own fault anyway; the extra blast of comedy came from the awkward moment I went to change in what I thought was the Gents toilet – which was in fact a prayer room! I did think it was a little strange being requested to remove shoes before heading into a loo. Fortunately the locals saw the amusing side and I avoided jail for indecent exposure. So myself and dad shot back to the palace and reconvened ...
... pay more than 4.5 OMR. I hailed an old Nissan Sunny Cab with a much, much older taxi driver in it and he told me it was only 3 OMR... great.. so off we went.
I picked up my backpack at the hotel and took another taxi (in which the Taxi driver seem to have a very heated argument with a (presumably his own) woman on the phone while he drove me) to the Mall.
Compared to Dubai, (despite the name Muscat Grand Mall) this mall was more like a little shop. ...
... we went to today, it had more clothing stores. Lots of children's clothing and I now know where to go if I want to buy an ahbiya!! We had donuts from Tim Horton's and brought some timbits back for the guys and gals. First time I've been to a Timmy's and no line up! Awesome!! The other's hung out and play out in the rain because it still was warm!! 19 degrees today. Tomorrow big car ride to the desert! Love and hugs Mama ...