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Trip Start Jan 28, 2009
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Trip End Feb 11, 2009


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb 6th 2009,

So, Here I sit in Muscat Airport, waiting for my flight. We were all told last night, that we needed to be ready at 7:30 am to be taken to the Airport.

Mad frenzy of packing later, I fell into bed at 1 am with a 5:30 wake up scheduled,

I got up, did a last check, and was downstairs by 6:30 for coffee. 7:50 am rolls around and they came to pick us up. Except... I was apparently not told that I was rescheduled for the 3:30 pm flight. So I got up a 5:30 am for no reason at all.

I really really hope that I don't miss the trip to the Royal Stud, or I am going to be one SERIOUSLY unhappy camper. Seeing as it was my main reason for booking this particular tour that would be bad.

Yesterday was an amazing day. We left early in the morning for a full day tour. First to Barka and a visit to a restored fort full of re-enactments and beautiful views. We were greeted at the fort by a group of locals on Horses and Camels. (a few burros too)

Some people got on and went for rides. Some nearly fell off. lol

After the fort we went on to the middle of nowhere, in the desert where we were entertained by another procession of horses and displays of horsemanship. Some really good riders there. I got some amazing pictures and it was a little like the Wild West.

Then we were treated to a Bedouin dinner in tents where yet again, the food was amazing. I have to say, I haven't had a bad meal yet. We actually got back to the hotel earlier than we were told, which was great as it gave me a chance to catch up with some uploading and emails then pack before bed.

I'm at the Salalah Gate in the Airport and just waiting for boarding now. There's quite an interesting mix of people waiting with me.
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