Snapshot: A Quick Whizz round Muttrah Souk

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This morning, I found myself unceremoniously dumped in Muscat when I failed to make my connection to Thiruvananthapuram. After catching up on some sleep at the Marjan International (courtesy of Oman Air), I headed out. Simon and I spent a …

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Oman: The Mountain of the Sun

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It was hot at 8am when Munir, our guide for the day, picked us up at our Muscat hotel in his 4×4. Hot enough, in fact, for my camera lenses to fog when we went outside. Summer temperatures in Oman …

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque – Inside

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque

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Our pre-breakfast trip to the Mosque was impressive. Not least for the number of clothes I had to wear: headscarf, high-necked top with arms draping over my hands, long trousers down to my ankles and then socks covering my feet! …

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Muttrah Souk

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Only a few photos, alas. The souk was frequently so crowded that photography was almost impossible. If you double-click on the bottom photograph, you can see that the lady at the far right (behind the Soler box) is completely veiled. …

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Sunset over Muttrah

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One of my friends once read a piece of my travel writing and said “I thought there would be more sunsets”. So here you are Andrew: more sunsets 😉

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