Safeer International Hotel
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... are four UNECSO world heritage sites, turtle migrations, pink lakes, ancient forts and tombs, dunes and dolphins. We saw the city.
We will tell the story in the photos. Another bus tour that touches all the important bits. We met some friendly locals in the bar and were invited to a party 'Just down the street' that we politely declined but probably shouldn't have. You know....that old middle east rule about not declining an offer of hospitality. ...
... old, dancing, running up sand dunes and rolling about, obviously. After frolicking in the sand and taking a million shots of us all in a baron land we piled back into the jeeps for a fast fun filled ride across the dunes at high speed, rocking and rolling around the place – doesn’t really require me to say the obvious but it was SO much fun! We had a few stop offs now and again for photo ops before being taken to a camel farm where I flinched in fear at a ...
... market). When we entered the market we were given a sample of halwa, a typical Omani sweet. The best description of it I can give is that it was like a spiced chocolate jello with nuts. The market itself was painted and tiled in white and was amazingly clean. We made a restroom stop there, and although the toilets were not Western style (thank goodness I had brought my "stand up and pee" P-mates), they were very clean. Interestingly, they, like the other toilets ...
... 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. ...
... 19 degrees! A couple of months ago these mountains had snow on them! As it was there was a lot of greenery on the mountain! Very odd for this time of year. Still, it was a sight to see! We stopped for lunch at the Jabel Shams hotel ( only place in the area for a good lunch), and we were told that the restaurant was closed for a private function! With no where else to go and two hungry kids, Dave asked if we could go and check things out. ...