Oman

Muḩāfaz̧at Masqaţ

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  • Day34

    Das Nationalmuseum ist neu eröffnet, sehr schön gemacht mit interessanten Ausstellungsstücken und einem gutem Überblick über das Land. Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert, da es den Besucher nicht überfrachtet und wir mit einer gewissen Leichtigkeit durch die Geschichte schlendern konnten.

  • Day34

    Brigitte im Shoppingwahn. Genau im Shoppingwahn, das musste ja so kommen, wenn Frau hungrig in den Souk geht, Mann die letzten Rial in der Hosentasche hat und noch keine Mitbringsel im Gepäck sind. Der Verkäufer war zudem sehr freundlich und hat uns geschickt in sein Geschäft hinein gelockt und wir haben ihm unseren Wunsch geäussert. Er war aber auch so kompetent und hat immer meinen Geschmack getroffen, so dass letztendlich der Bestprice auszuhandeln galt für 8 Teile. Was wir gekauft haben, kann ich zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nicht verraten, es soll noch eine Überraschung für die Lieben zu Hause bleiben. Ich bin zufrieden!Read more

  • Day34

    Es ist ein Phänomen... die Männer im Oman, die ihr schneeweisses langes Outfit tragen. Gestärkt, gebügelt und kein bisschen schmutzig mit traditioneller Kopfbedeckung und dann steigen sie aus dem SUV aus, da kann ich mich nicht satt sehen. Nur für einen Kamelritt sind diese Klamotten etwas ungeeignet. Das Gewand nennt sich Dishdasha, der dazugehörige Hut dem Hummah oder wird mit einem Turban genannt Masar getragen.
    My Hero - my Sultan hat mit dem bevorstehendem Nationalfeiertag am 18. November zu tun. Das ganze Land wird geschmückt in den Nationalfarben, aber auch das ganze, einschliesslich Strassen, Autos, Kinder, Häuser, Geschäfte, Tankstellen, Coffee Shops usw. Wir werden es leider nicht miterleben und haben uns von Catherine und Jakob davon erzählen lassen und viele Geschichten mehr von und über dem Oman. Vielen Dank an die Beiden.
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  • Day25

    Jedes Mal das Gleiche, wenn wir ein neues Land bereisen. Visa, Geldumtausch, SIM-Karte.
    Ersteres ist hier teurer als anderswo (ca. 50 Euro), letzteres ist sehr günstig (ca 5 Euro für 1.5 GB).

    Wir sind ausgestattet, der Tag kann beginnen - nur schade, das unser Hotel noch kein freies Zimmer hat und wir auf dem Flug nur etwa drei Stunden geschlafen haben.

    Aber vielleicht finden wir ja eine Palme, unter der wir ein Nickerchen machen können.Read more

  • Day33

    Endlich!
    Am vorletzten Abend steht Kamel auf unserem Speiseplan. Im Restaurant Uhbär gibt es zwei verschiedene Gulasch aus Kamelfleisch, beide bestellen wir uns.
    Kamel schmeckt süsslicher wie Rind, ist aber von der Konsistenz ganz ähnlich. Und beide Gulasch schmecken total unterschiedlich.
    Wieder etwas, wofür sich die Reise in den Oman gelohnt hat.

  • Day13

    Although Oman wasn't initially in our travel plans we added it in to make a pitstop to visit our friend Mohamed who lives there. Mohamed and Rupal met in Poland when Rupal was living there and have kept in touch over the last four years.

    Mohamed welcomed us openly to visit his hometown of Muscat and had many activities planned for us. Our favorite was visiting Wadi Shab a valley within the mountainous terrain about 2 hours outside of Muscat. The scenery there was beautiful and the water cave we walked for an hour to was well worth it! We had fun swimming and cliff jumping in the cave where the reflecting light made the water so clear and blue. We didn't realize Oman had such natural beauty and can't wait to go back to explore more!

    We also enjoyed the hospitality of Mohamed and his friends who made us feel at home while we were there. We had a fun BBQ on the beach where we drank beers and grilled meat and fish to eat with pita and hummus; it was delicious!

    Although our time was short, we also managed to visit the The Royal Opera House of Oman which is a beautiful made building with precise detail carved in wood and marble, got to stroll the marina where we walked through the old souk and saw the king's 2 massive yachts and even enjoyed a pretty sunset on the beach.

    Just like many people we didn't know much about Oman but thanks to Mohamed we were introduced to a gem of a country that we know we'll visit again in the future!
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  • Day5

    Yesterday after breakfast, Maz and Sue's eldest daughter, Reima picked us up from the port to take us on a tour of Muscat.
    We had to slum it in a brand new 550CL Mercedes-Benz, but such is life LOL.
    We started with a Starbucks on the Corniche, which had a fabulous sea view.
    Then off we went for a tour of the city.
    One of the interesting things was to see the private residences of the royal family and the top government officials, only from the outside of course, lol.
    Then we had a ride to Reimas house where we met her four adorable children, who we'd seen many pictures of on Facebook but never in the flesh.
    Then we called in to see Hussam, Reimas husband, at his car detailing garage, car detailing for the uninitiated is sort of very expensive and expert car valeting.
    It includes special processes on the car body, to bring the paintwork back to, better than showroom quality.
    The average price is about £500, so you can imagine the type of cars his staff get to work on, when we went in there were a couple of Range Rovers, a huge Jeep thing, a couple of BMWs, an Audi, all top of the range, also one beautiful Ferrari, which I sat in for a photo, and then struggled to get out of. So I've decided not to buy one lol.
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  • Day12

    As promised, Peter took a group of us out for afternoon tea at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel.
    This place is the only 6 star hotel in Oman, it was originally built for Sultan Qaboos as a palace, but he had it converted into an hotel.
    I suppose he had enough palaces already, lol.
    The hotel is located right on its own beach, and has an infinity pool, that when in the pool it looks like it flows directly into the sea.
    It really is a beautiful place.
    The afternoon high tea was great and a lovely experience, with dainty smoked salmon sandwiches along with caviar and things.
    They served us English scones, with jam and cream, and some really cool chocolate cakes decorated with real gold leaf.
    It was a brilliant afternoon, and a treat not only for the ten passengers Peter had invited, but also the three staff Monet, Adriana and Stokely who were invited also.
    It gave them a chance to get out of uniform and kick back and relax with the passengers.
    As I've said before Peters management style is different and it works perfectly, as his staff all love him, and consequently give their best, and us as passengers reap the rewards.
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Muḩāfaz̧at Masqaţ, Muhafazat Masqat, محافظة مسقط

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