Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Oman was interesting, not at all what I had expected, but maybe that’s because I am not sure what I expected.  We started the day by going to the fish market.  Their fish market is the equivalent to our pavilions at parks.  It was a concrete slab with a roof.  The only difference was the tiled blocks that housed ice for the fish to remain fresh a little longer.  There were all kinds of sea life; octopus, squid, crabs, eel, and many kinds of fish.  And it was dirt cheap!!  After the fish market, we went to a fort which was neat but HOT!  We then went to a hot springs, which was the source of water for many of the locals.  We received massages from the fish here, what an idea.  AND it sells!  They are fish massages all over Malaysia and Singapore, we received our's for FREE!

After the hot springs, we went to a resort for lunch.  We had spare time so we walked down to the beach.  It was awesome for multiple reasons, starting with hardly anyone was there…my guess is this is a vacation spot for Europeans as Muslim women cannot wear swimsuits?  It was super relaxing and there were camels.  It is odd to see camels on the beach!  We saw a guy wind surfing which was pretty cool and then it was hot and we needed to head indoors! 
 so clean, well kept

 fish foot massage

Interesting fact:  the Sultan is a private subject, the people cannot know how many wives he has nor can they know how many kids he has…such an odd thing to not know about your leader.  Also, religion there is interesting as you can believe whatever you want but you cannot try to push your beliefs onto others.

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