Oman- fit for a Sultan

My last post was brought to you from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom of Glorious Theatres, in association with rain and wind. It was all about my recent job and I promised you the next instalment from Oman would be a little sunnier.

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(The Sultanate of) Oman hugs the south-eastern edge of Saudi Arabia, bordered by The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen and is just across the water from Iran. It’s a lovely place to spend some time, with lots of traditional Asian/ Middle- Eastern atmosphere.

After a long flight and a change at Doha International in Qatar, we finally arrived into Muscat. Check-in was quite the experience!

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We were staying in the capital, Muscat, in the North- East of Oman in a very new, three-week old, hotel. It was so shiny it felt literally untouched!

I couldn’t resist hauling myself up early the next morning and into the gym. Seeing a new place bright and early is always one of my favourite things to do, especially with such lovely weather to wake up to!

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We were off to what turned out to be a very wonderful gem of a school that morning. It was the very first time Shakespeare (of any kind) had been performed in the Sultanate and these kids were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable we just couldn’t resist paying a visit!

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and playing some football!

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Between playing football and signing for the kids, we managed to get some work done!

A blistering 150 kph, no seatbelt, white-knuckle taxi convoy later and we were back at the hotel and in the pool, despite it being after dark and only 17 degrees! We’re British, we will pool wherever, whenever!

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Dessert in this place was to die for! Someone went to a lot of effort to make plenty of pudding minis for our hungry tribe which is, of course, the best possible way to have dessert because you can load up with one of everything. And I did!

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I don’t think Amy was having quite the same time back home in rainy old England though!

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I’ll check in with you in a few days when its off to Dubai to experience the ‘LA of the Middle East’.

J. X

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