June though its mid-summer is often not as searing as May, though that’s often because the rise in humidity also drops the temperature. This year June is the month of Ramadhan when many hotels offer special meals after dusk.
Not far from Nizwa is the archaeological site of Salut. Spread over what must be 3sqkms that comprises a couple of low hills and dusty flood plain on the edge of Wadi Quriyat , it’s probably one of Oman’s future UNESCO World Heritage sites; and is naturally included in my update to the Bradt Guide to Oman, below.
Day Twelve in Oman coincides with New Years Day. What better start to the New Year than to see the sun-rise on the year’s first day and what better place than at Ras Al Jinz Arabia’s most easterly place.
What a weekend full of good fortune I could pass on. On Saturday Jojo Bird of ‘What’s Happening Muscat, Oman?‘ tagged me to say that I had just won a great prize of an HTC phone from eSaver in Muscat- the first prize I’ve won in soooo many years living in Oman. JoJo had told the group the day before about a Philipino teacher who had just died of cancer leaving 6 young children without a parent. Continue reading “My Lucky Weekend”
If you have ever wandered around Mutrah Souq and wondered about its history the book Thrown Down the Anchor is a great read. Its full of personal recollections of the time, not so long ago, when the souq was the hub of all things commercial in the Muscat area.
Since the area is still quiet we took a meal in Ruwi’s Camilia Restaurant before work starts again tomorrow . This is probably one of the longest established restaurants in Oman. Its changed management several times I suspect and the current operators must be the best there has been.
We arrived after Iftar for a meal at The Cave, Muscat’s newish restaurant complex (intended to have numerous themed dining choices). Currently there are two choices of venue, one with a buffet that seemed to have been cleared – so we had no choice but to walk to the single option open, which was Rumba Lattina.
Arriving at the fruit and vegetable counter to get my Clementines weighed I was told firmly, but very politely, by the two Omani staff manning the scales that they were on strike. The staff on strike wore distinctive clothing and were asking for increased wage, bonus and better physical areas to work in.