A DAY IN OH MAN!

The laziest day of the whole long trip except maybe for one in Addis. Which is okay because there is nothing to do in Seeb in the heat of the day and in the night it’s just to walk around with the ‘boys.’ Although we think up to one percent of the people out this evening were female. We are both so glad we came here because it is a world we would not have seen in any of the major cities in the region but two days has been sufficient. Tomorrow we will go into Muscat and hang out in the souk (I’m looking for new pajama pants and there’s no Costco here!) and maybe go to a big international hotel for lunch where we are not shunted off to the family dining room–not to disturb the males of this world. Here’s a little photo album…I challenge you to find a female in any of this evenings pics. The prize is a trip to Seeb.

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Seeb watches a lot of TV.

The men of Seeb.

The men of Seeb.

More men of Seeb.

More men of Seeb.

And more.

And more.

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A blur of men on the beach.

A blur of men on the beach.

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2 Comments on “A DAY IN OH MAN!

  1. There may not be much to do in Seeb but hopefully your day in Muscate will be richer with experiences: yes there is the souk, mosque, Royal Opera House, the few malls (much, much smaller than in Dubai) and not to forget the special fragances that will remind you of your 2-day stay in the Sultanate of Oman as the one that I had purchased when I visited Muscate almost 3 years ago…Had I had more time then, I would have ventured into the desert for an excursion but maybe for next time I visit the area! PS. Meanwhile as you are reporting about this part of the world, the NY Times Travel section just published a two page article about the Rio Grande Valley and writer/musicologist N. Howard Jack Thorp’s experiences via his ballads and poems…. Shukran, shukran, shikran which stands for merci where you are now!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your adventures. I must say this is certainly one place I would never ever visit. I don’t want to be negative about their culture, but really, this is the dark ages with electricity. If ignorance is bliss this must be a happy country indeed.

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