OMAN

"Ali dropped us off at a massive very Arabic looking shopping complex which was jam-packed with Hijab wearing woman dressed entirely in black passing each other regimentally as if they were about to break out and dance in a music video." - Chef Two Sail

Arrived in Salalah Oman

Arrived in Salalah Oman

Arriving to an oasis in a sandy desert

Arriving to an oasis in a sandy desert

Interesting why they grow so close to the sea

Interesting why they grow so close to the sea

Downtown Salalah

Downtown Salalah

Local housing

Local housing

Where the other half live

Where the other half live

My driver's cows he insisted I see

My driver's cows he insisted I see

The Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque

Soldiers on watch

Soldiers on watch

On my way shopping

On my way shopping

Local shops

Local shops

Oman  touristy stuff

Oman touristy stuff

Sublime Spices

Sublime Spices

Locally made stuff

Locally made stuff

Trying to sell the girls to an Arab Prince

Trying to sell the girls to an Arab Prince

A majestic Arab horse

A majestic Arab horse

Shopping Centre and Mall

Shopping Centre and Mall

Oman is surprisingly green in places due to irrigation methods

Oman is surprisingly green in places due to irrigation methods

A more colourful Mosque

A more colourful Mosque

He looks delighed to sell me incense

He looks delighed to sell me incense

Perfume

Perfume

Perfume Sales Woman

Perfume Sales Woman

Ellie getting local

Ellie getting local

Perfume is very popular here

Perfume is very popular here

Fine Persian Silk Carpets

Fine Persian Silk Carpets

Outdoor Market

Outdoor Market

A great salesman but I don't need anything at all here

A great salesman but I don't need anything at all here

Arab perfumes

Arab perfumes

Nuts and grains

Nuts and grains

Supermarket

Supermarket

Local dates and Laban yogurt drink

Local dates and Laban yogurt drink

A long way to come for fresh New Zealand Lamb

A long way to come for fresh New Zealand Lamb

Crew Dinner

Crew Dinner

Oman Cuisine

Oman Cuisine

Local Customs

Local Customs

Ali wanted to marry all three girls

Ali wanted to marry all three girls

Crew dinner

Crew dinner

The Grand Mosque at night

The Grand Mosque at night

Hilton beach restaurant for dinner

Hilton beach restaurant for dinner

The Ceremonious Hilton Hotel

The Ceremonious Hilton Hotel

An Oasis in the desert

An Oasis in the desert

The Hilton Hotel

The Hilton Hotel

The beaches are stunning

The beaches are stunning

Camels roam in front of tourists sunbathing

Camels roam in front of tourists sunbathing

Camels enjoying their daily morning walk along the beach

Camels enjoying their daily morning walk along the beach

Blaise and I happy to be leaving

Blaise and I happy to be leaving

A little Xmas Mulled Wine

A little Xmas Mulled Wine

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